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Terry McElhatton


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 heaven."


Graduated senior George Fahmy also had great memories of Mac (borrowed from a tribute page on Facebook for coach Mac).


"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 thoughts forever."


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 here.