Bishop Stang names new lacrosse coach

Nov 26, 2018

Bishop Stang High School is sticking local for its new boys lacrosse coach, as Dartmouth’s Shaun Stanton has been picked to lead the team next year.

Stanton, who lives in Dartmouth with his wife Christine and their three sons, comes from a long and storied sports background with plenty of lacrosse experience from coaching and playing in high school.

“We are very impressed by Coach Stanton’s depth and breadth of experience, his commitment to excellence in academics and athletics, and we look forward to his leadership of our young men,” said Athletic Director Dennis Golden.

Stanton began his athletic career at Avon Old Farms School. He served as captain of the New England champion lacrosse team in 1980, and is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. He went on to play lacrosse at Boston College, serving as captain of the men’s lacrosse team.

He earned a degree in history and philosophy, and a master of arts in teaching at the University of St. Mary’s in Kansas.

Stanton currently teaches history at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, where he founded the school’s lacrosse program in 1985. As head coach, he earned more than 200 victories in the Independent School League. The league twice recognized Stanton as Coach of the Year.

During his tenure, he coached four All-American and four Academic All-Americans.

After retiring from coaching at St. Sebastian, he served as assistant coach at UMass Dartmouth and offensive coordinator in 2014-2015, and head coach in 2016. He served as a volunteer assistant coach at Curry College in 2017.

“I am honored to be selected to become part of a faith based program in line with my beliefs,” Stanton said. “The opportunity to work with young men, and to develop character, through the sport of lacrosse, is a great opportunity.”