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Arthur Stanfield out as Southlake Carroll's volleyball coach; parents 'got what they wanted'
Arthur Stanfield is out as Southlake Carroll's volleyball coach, the longtime coach confirmed Wednesday.
Southlake Carroll went 48-2 this season and reached the Class 5A state semifinals.
Stanfield said he had lunch with Carroll ISD athletic director Kevin Ozee on Tuesday and received the news.
"I'll just tell you what I was told yesterday at lunch," Stanfield said. "I'm no longer the varsity volleyball coach and they're going to go in a new direction."
Stanfield said this season was "the most trying year of my career coaching volleyball."
"It was a difficult year with all the off-the-court isues," he continued. "The parents were unhappy with me. I angered the wrong parent or parents, I did something they didn't like, and they weren't going to be happy with a 48-2 record. They weren't going to be happy until I was gone.
"There's no sense getting into it. Something happened and parents couldn't let it go. They didn't like my response to what happened and they kept on it and on it and eventually they got what they wanted."
Ozee could not be immediately reached for comment.
Stanfield has been a volleyball coach for 36 years and a head coach for 29. He is among the nation's all-time winningest coaches with 960 career victories.