A Celebration of Life

The Murray Media family would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of long-time Argyle coach and teacher Steve Stinson, who died after a medical emergency on November 19. Stinson, 62, had just returned from the Eagles’ playoff football game the previous night when he fell ill.

A celebration of life service was held for Coach Stinson on November 26.

“It is with a heavy heart [that] we announce the passing of coach Steve Stinson,” the official Argyle baseball Twitter account announced in a pair of tweets on November 19. “Coach Stinson was an unbelievable coach and man with a work ethic second to none. He led a generation of young men and made a lasting impact on the lives of countless.”

A second tweet added, “Argyle baseball would not be what it is today without Steve Stinson. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.”

Stinson spent nearly 40 years as a public educator and was an assistant baseball coach and football coach at Argyle at the time of his passing. He joined Argyle ISD in 2013. Before that, he was the head baseball coach at Flower Mound from 2006 to 2008. He also had stops at Hillcrest, Castleberry, and Livingston high schools.

Below are a few additional statements from social media and other sources on the passing of Coach Stinson.

“Coach Stinson impacted so many students and staff, and he will be dearly missed by all,” Argyle ISD said in an email to families. “Please pray for Coach Stinson’s family, his students, and those who knew him and worked alongside him.”

“Jags Baseball is sad to hear of the passing of Coach Steve Stinson,” the Flower Mound baseball team posted on its official Twitter account. “He was the FMHS Head Baseball Coach from 2006-2008. His impact on his players and community will be greatly missed. RIP, Coach.”

“I will miss you, my friend,” Argyle baseball coach Ricky Griffin said.

“He was a workhorse,” Argyle football coach Todd Rodgers told the Dallas Morning News. “He was a stellar model in the classroom and a model on the coaching field, and he will be sorely missed.”

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