Coach Profile: John Stanaland -- Rotan



John Stanaland– Rotan
Head Coaching History: Nazareth 2014-2017; Rotan 2018-present
Head Coaching Record: 38-21
High School Attended: Jayton, 2008
-Football in HS: Yes; Split End/DE
College(s) Attended: Hardin-Simmons
-Football in College: No, played no sports in college
Preferred Offensive Set: Jaybird
Preferred Defensive Set: 2-3

Q & A:
Leman Saunders:
Who would you say are/where your coaching mentors?
John: Clyde Parham, Nathan Hayes and my brother Josh Stanaland are my 3 coaching mentors. All 3 of those guys pushed me and my teammates to be the best we could be day in and day out. But my brother has had the biggest impact on me as a coach, player and person. He is always really supportive no matter what the situation is and he'll always be there to talk when I need to.

LS: If you could tell first year head coach Josh Stanaland something what would it be?
Culture is more important than wins. Building a solid culture is the key to a successful program. Wins and losses will come and go but the impact I can have on these kids will last forever.

LS: Is preparing for this game, coaching against your brother, any different than preparing for any other game?
No different. We just have to attack things one play at a time. Jayton is finally all healthy so we'll have our hands full for sure.