It’s a great time to be a MUSTANG!! I am Colleen Abbott, the Eldon High School Athletic Director, and I want to invite you to join us in a new chapter of Mustang Athletics. Our athletic programs have continued to improve and this year is sure to be filled with great victories as we face opponents from the Tri County Conference and central Missouri, dedicate the new stadium, and welcome new faces to our coaching and athletic teams.
I want to take this opportunity to share our philosophy of Mustang Athletics. The extra-curricular activities offered through our school are to be an extension of classroom learning. There are many lessons best taught through experience on the field or court. Sportsmanship, teamwork, honor, and integrity are just a few of the lessons our coaches and athletes should exhibit. In the words of the great Vince Lombardi, “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” We hope to impart in our students a belief in wanting to be and do their best and to be proud of the effort and attitude they demonstrated, even if the scoreboard is not in our favor at the end of the game.
Another great part of the game is the fans. I hope that our fans, players and coaches will exhibit the thoughts of the tennis great, Jim Courier, “Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.” Wouldn’t it be great to be known as the school everyone wants to visit and the best visiting team? We teach our children many lessons in the way we present ourselves through our actions and through our words. Let’s all make the pledge to build up our athletes and school without tearing down the other team or officials. I look forward to seeing you this year as we cheer on our teams. GO MUSTANGS!!!
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Colleen Abbott, Athletic Director
- B. S. Agriculture Education, Mizzou; M.S. Agriculture Education, Mizzou;
- Specialist in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Mizzou