JAYTON — Today, Jayton coach Josh Stanaland and standout Tye Scogin share one of the closest player-coach relationships in the Big Country.
But the genesis of that bond predates either person’s time in his current role for the Jaybirds.
In fact, to find Scogin’s earliest memories of Stanaland, you’d have to go back to his childhood years at the swimming pool.
“We have been (around) each other almost 17 or 18 years,” the Jayton standout said of his head coach. “When I was a kid, he was my lifeguard most of the time, so my whole life, I’ve been with him. We have kept that bond from when I was a baby to now that I’m a senior in high school.”