I know coaches are not supposed to have favorites, but when you coach for a long time it’s hard not to remember a few that had something special that bring back fond memories when you think about them. Marc Slayton is one of those.
I had the privilege of being one of Marc’s coaches when he was playing for the Warriors. Marc was a 1986 graduate that played both football and basketball for Del Norte. While he performed in basketball, football is where he shined. He had that great attitude where he was willing to do whatever he could to help and was an excellent defensive back. At the start of his junior year we were struggling at the quarterback position and Marc stepped in and did a great job until we recognized that Blaine Lopez, the junior varsity QB, should be playing varsity. This allowed us to play Marc where he liked to be and where he belonged. After graduation Marc went to the College of the Redwoods in Eureka where he had a standout career as a defensive back. He was a sure tackler that was effective against both the run and the pass. After C.R. he enrolled at Humboldt State where he graduated and received his teaching credential.