Congratulations to Jeff Yamashita who was presented with the 2022 Dormer Award! As the athletic trainer for Stevenson, Mr. Yamashita has coached more students than any other coach year-in, year-out as he tends to injuries, prehab, rehab, both physical and emotional. In addition to being a full-time... trainer, Mr. Yamashita is the assistant athletic director, JV softball coach, and teaches sports medicine, one of Stevenson's most requested elective courses.
The Don L. Dormer Coach’s Award annually recognizes a coach who teaches, cajoles, and inspires his or her team to reach their greatest potential while developing a true appreciation of the sport regardless of the team's final record. Don Dormer Sr. was a trustee and chairman of the Stevenson Board of Trustees from 1969-1971. In his honor, Stevenson annually recognizes a coach like Mr. Yamashita. The award was established in 2003 by Don Dormer Jr. '71 and Deke Dormer '03; Kevin McNeely ‘71 and his father, Don McNeely, also a Stevenson trustee; Roger Ricklefs ‘57; and Robert Ricklefs ‘59.