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Slam Dunk Bob Stinnett is an Argonaut, one of the originals. He followed his dream to coach the game he grew up playing. Now he’s back to champion the basketball team he first led as captain. Stinnett knows how to put winners on the court. His Pensacola High Tigers made it to the state final four; his Washington High Wildcats and Pensacola Junior College Pirates both won state championships. Now he wants to take the Argonauts to the top. This University of West Florida Athletic Hall of Fame member has the drive to help the Argonauts add another Gulf South Conference trophy alongside the 50 trophies already decorating the case. You can count on it.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Bob Stinnett, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball B.S. ’68

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Complete Game Richard LaBounty pitched for the Argonauts. Twenty-six years later, he’s still loving baseball. Since his days at the University of West Florida, LaBounty has enjoyed a thriving career as varsity coach for the Catholic High Crusaders. His teams have captured 12 district championships and one state championship. He credits his teachers and coaches at UWF with helping mold him into the person he is today, a role model for young men, successful on the field and in life. This UWF Athletic Hall of Famer is proud of his sports accomplishments and even prouder of his role in positively influencing the hearts and minds of young people under his tutelage. For LaBounty, that’s a complete game.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Richard LaBounty, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and Varsity Baseball Coach, Pensacola Catholic High School, B.S. ’83,

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Winning Tradition As the new director of University of West Florida Intercollegiate Athletics, Dave Scott stands at the helm of a 13-team NCAA Division II program with 50 Gulf South Conference and five national championships to its credit. Scott’s inherited program boasts decorated coaches and loads of talented scholar-athletes. With a record like that, what do you do for an encore? Scott’s aim is to “pay it forward.” His dreams are already taking shape. For starters, there’s a new head coach for men’s basketball, a new Athletic Club and a brand new Argonaut mascot to boost school spirit. Bigger prizes lie ahead, just beyond the horizon, and Scott is setting the course.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Dave Scott, Athletic Director, M.S. ’88

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Clubhouse Leaders Golf is a family business for Hiram Cook and daughter Robin Dezarn. Dezarn, four-time Gulf South Conference golf coach of the year, led the UWF women’s team to four straight GSC championships as well as scholar-athlete honors for her players. Her dad, recent inductee into the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame, played golf on UWF’s first men’s team 1968-70. He is founder of the Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association, where such golf pros Boo Weekley, Bubba Watson and Heath Slocum learned the fundamentals of the game. Dezarn and Cook are builders of champions. Their students are successful on the links, in the classroom and in life.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Robin Dezarn, Head Coach, UWF Women’s Golf Hiram Cook, owner of Stonebrook Golf Club, B.S. ’70

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On Goal Marcela Franco started playing soccer in her native Brazil at age nine. Today, this UWF senior is one of the Argonauts’ team leaders, but soccer is not her only talent. Marcela is also good with numbers and looks forward to a successful international career in finance when her playing days are over, but this fall she has some unfinished business. In 2008 the Argonauts were one overtime goal away from capturing the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer National Championship. With a preseason number two ranking, the UWF women are hoping to take charge of their destiny and run to the top of the pack. Marcela intends to help them score that ultimate goal.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Marcela Franco, finance major, Class of ’10

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Home Run As Argonaut first baseman Shannon Miles rounds the bases and heads for home in her senior year, she looks to the future. This psychology major will be moving on to graduate school and, ultimately, a career helping others. Shannon’s bat was an offensive weapon for women’s softball in 2009. She led the team in batting average, hits, RBIs, home runs and doubles, and was named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region First Team. Like other Argonaut student athletes, Shannon is a strong presence on the field and her “can do” spirit will carry her toward achievement of her academic goals and life’s work. She wants to leave her own legacy at UWF and is living up to the challenge. In fact, she’s knocking the ball out of the park.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Shannon Miles, psychology major, Class of ’10

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Driving Force Sandy Sansing played golf for the Argonauts and was the first student at the University of West Florida to receive a golf scholarship. Athletes are always striving to improve. As a UWF hall-of-famer Sansing recognizes that the same inner competitiveness and desire that drove him as an athlete has driven his career and helped make him the successful individual he is today. Sansing has become a driving force in the Pensacola area by supporting young athletes. He has sponsored little league teams and worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He has also partnered with six schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to help ensure that today’s children are given the same opportunity to succeed that he was given.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Sandy Sansing, Class of ’69, Owner of Sandy Sansing Dealerships.

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HOOP DREAMS For Dominique Boykins, center on the University of West Florida women’s basketball team, success depends on balance. A former Gulf South Conference freshman of the year, she thrives on the control of the court and the competitiveness of the classroom. Last season Dominique was named to the conference AllAcademic Team and the UWF Dean’s List. As a business finance major who loves the consistency of numbers, Dominique envisions herself as a corporate attorney for a Fortune 500 company. Given her determination and winning attitude, she has an outstanding chance of putting that ball through the hoop.

UWF Athletics... Building Champions for Life Dominique Boykins, Business Finance Major, Class of ’10

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