King Athletes and Coach Awarded by Stamford Area Organizations

On Sunday, June 4, The Stamford Old Timer's Athletics Association hosted its annual dinner to recognize outstanding senior Student-Athletes and Coaches from the four Stamford-area city schools (King School, Westhill High School, Stamford High School, and Trinity Catholic High School). The organization, whose mission is to honor local men and women who have participated in sports and to promote scholar-athletes with scholarships and local support, recognized two King community members with awards.

Flynn McMorrow '17 was selected as the recipient of one of four Scholar-Athlete Scholarships from the association. McMorrow, a pitcher for the King School Varsity Baseball team, will be attending Villanova University in the Fall. As a nominee, McMorrow was interviewed by a member of the Old Timer's committee before he was officially selected to receive the award.

Dan Gouin, King School Head Football Coach, Assistant Director of Athletics, and Lower School PE Coordinator was one of two recipients of the "Stamford Coaches of the Year" award. In his fifteen years as the Head Coach of the King School football team, Gouin has a compiled a record of 68-46, which includes FAA Championships in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014, and a NE Championship this past season, the first for King in thirty years. Tom Decker, Director of Athletics, nominated Gouin for the award, stating "I have never met a person who cares more for the kids he both teaches and coaches. Dan does not expect the respect from his players, he earns it, as he is truly invested in them as individuals and students first and athletes second."

On Wednesday, June 7, The North Stamford Exchange Club, a non-profit organization that works to serve and improve the greater Stamford community, will recognize Cara Shattan as the recipient of The Jack Keegan Female Scholar-Athlete Award. The scholarship is awarded annually to four female scholar-athletes from the Stamford area city schools. Shattan, who played Varsity Volleyball and Tennis at King, will be attending West Point in the fall.

Congratulations to these three members of the King community!