VC Soccer Loses One of It's Own 6/30
The Valley Christian Soccer family suffered a great loss this past
weekend when former JV coach, Terry McElhatton, passed away. Terry
had been windsurfing with his son, and former VC Soccer captain, Chris
McElhatton. He suffered a heart attack, and died peacefully.
Terry will be remembered fondly in the Valley Christian Soccer program.
As a coach, Mr. Mac always gave everything he had to his athletes, and
as a person he was always available to his kids.
Coach Basanese remember the
'Mr. Mac' years fondly.
"The natural thing to do when you lose somebody you cared about is to
think back on your memories of them. When I think of Coach Mac, I
remember how willing he was to give everything he had to the kids at
Valley Christian, and to our soccer program. He loved coaching
those kids, watching Chris play, and talking about soccer. Perhaps
just as significant, his kids loved him!"
"This is a very sad day for everyone who loved him, but I know that he's
in a better place now, and his legacy here will live on. He will
be sorely missed around the school, but we know he's still watching from
Graduated senior George Fahmy also had
great memories of Mac (borrowed from a tribute page on Facebook for
"I will miss you very much, you were the one teacher who I knew will be
there in class if I had a question, or if I needed to talk to someone,
you were the one I'd go to first. Tennis freshman year was a lot of fun,
soccer freshman year holds some great memories. I will miss your class
very much. I hope you will watch over me and all your students who will
miss you very much for a long, long time to come. I will keep you in my
Services are scheduled for July 13th, 3:00 p.m. at Calvary
Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos
Please keep the McElhatton family in your prayers. Terry was
survived by his loving wife Robin, and their kids Lauren and Chris.
More photos of Terry coaching can be found