Byron HS Dedicates Football Stadium
Recently, the Byron Board of Education approved a recommendation from the Byron Hall of Fame committee to name the existing football stadium after long time football coach and educator, Coach Everett Stine . The Byron Hall of Fame committee received many requests from community members and former players for this endeavor.
Coach Stine served the Byron School District as head coach of the varsity football team for 37 years (1967-2003).
During that time, his teams had a combined record of 222-130-6. Coach Stine coached his teams in the IHSA State Playoffs fifteen times during his tenure. His teams reached the quarterfinals four times, the semifinals one time, and won a state championship in 1999. Led by Coach Stine, the tigers earned ten conference championships. Fifteen players earned all-state status. Sixty-six players went on to play college football, twelve of them in NCAA Division I. Two players-Sean Considine and Troy Drake-went on to play in the National Football League. He was inducted into the IHSFCA Hall of Fame. All who played for Coach Stine would say that his greatest legacy was that he taught "the game of life": hard work, teamwork, humbleness, family, preparedness, promptness, pride, and commitment to excellence. For all that he has done and the example he set, the community of Byron will forever be indebted to Coach Stine for his selfless service to the young student/athletes that he served.
Byron HS dedicated the football stadium to Coach Stine at its first home football game on Saturday, August 25. Former players and coaches spoke in tribute to Coach Stine.