Dear Supporters of Taunton High School Hockey,
The 2019-20 season has concluded, and with that conclusion I would like to express gratitude to the parents, coaches, faculty, and fans for their support this past season! It is special working to represent the City of Taunton on and off of the ice and don the orange and black; and we take pride in building our program to compete with top level programs. It is amazing to see what can be accomplished when parents, players, coaches, and the community can accomplish with a collaborative and supportive effort.
The sincerest thank you goes out to the seniors who have donned the black and orange for the last time! #1, #6, #18, #19, #30. Andrew, Michael, Noah, Jeremy, and Sean; Your contributions have proven invaluable! You have helped the Tiger program reach 3 State tournaments, and achieved 3 wins, in addition to a South Semifinal Appearance in your time at Taunton High School. You have helped pave the way for future Tigers to believe that they can grow and develop as a person and a player during their time in Taunton! Your contributions are forever etched in history, and no one can ever take that away from you. The coaching staff wishes you the best of luck in the next, and exciting chapter in your life! We know you all will represent, the school, the program, and the community well!
This season’s theme was adversity. Adversity is the cornerstone of growth, and without it, players, teams, and programs cannot improve. The multiple bouts of sickness that plagued the team, the number of man-games lost to injury, and the massive turnover of players with extensive THS Varsity experience from a year ago were challenges for the coaches and players. Together, the program overcame the obstacles to qualify for the tournament, reach 10 wins, get a win in the state tournament, and prove they can compete with the best in the state! As coaches, we extremely proud of the players taking the challenge head-on and accomplishing team goals.
The coaching staff has solidified educational beliefs that make the foundation of our coaching philosophy and the years of development are implemented. First, a student-athlete should take care of their academic responsibilities and develop as well-rounded intellectual individual. Second, a student-athlete should work towards developing their body and develop life-long habits of physical fitness and self-care. Third, a student-athlete should work to improve their community and devote themselves to a cause greater then themselves. The three pillars of this philosophy are encompassed by the team mottos: “Enjoy the Journey” and “One Team, One Goal”. Personal Development is a lifelong process with many ups and downs, and it is the struggle that makes achievement that much more special! We are One Team, and the One goal, has, and always will be educating student-athletes to be the best they can be now, and in the future!
Thank you for this chapter of the life-long journey! We look forward to the next chapter! It’s a blank page, make it a good one!
Taunton High School