Emmaus area hockey coach Sue Butz-Stavin featured on 'Immediately' – The Morning Name

Emmaus area hockey coach Sue Butz-Stavin is exceptional and unstoppable, the “Immediately” present’s Harry Smith mentioned Wednesday morning.
Butz-Stavin, 68, who has greater than 1,000 wins underneath her belt throughout her 46-year teaching profession, was featured on this system’s “Mr. Smith goes to …” section — which spotlights individuals throughout the nation — for being the winningest coach within the historical past of highschool area hockey.
Smith, who interviewed Butz-Stavin, described her as a “once-in-a-lifetime coach,” chronicling her ardour for basketball and area hockey as a younger lady earlier than taking over the sector hockey teaching job at the highschool.
An assistant coach and gamers had been additionally interviewed, and described Butz-Stavin as sincere and hardworking, pushing the staff to victory by way of clear expectations and hours of follow.
Butz-Stavin’s 1,000th win got here when Emmaus beat East Stroudsburg North 12-0 in an Jap Pennsylvania Convention recreation in early October at Memorial Area. She grew to become the winningest coach within the historical past of highschool area hockey six years in the past when she reached 840 wins.
Emmaus has a 166-3 report since 2015, operating Butz-Stavin’s profession mark to 1,000-82-35 with 38 District 11 championships, the final 32 in a row. The staff has additionally gained 14 state championships, most just lately this yr, throughout her tenure.
“A juggernaut,” Smith mentioned. “And one of many actually cool issues is that you simply’re hanging round the highschool and speak to the assistant coaches and a number of the mothers who performed for her again within the day — they will’t wait for his or her ladies to be in highschool so that they can also play for Coach Sue, which has occurred time and time and time once more.
“She is a exceptional, exceptional individual.”
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