Welcome to my class!
My name is Matthew Bates. 
I teach World History in the Freshman Academy and will also be teaching U.S. History here at Stone Memorial. I also am an assistant coach for football and wrestling. 

In  2010 I came to SMHS as a teacher  and  a coach. In football I coach the Offensive Line,  and my first year we went 3-7 and barely missed the playoffs. 
As an assistant wrestling coach we won our A-AA Region Duals and finished fourth in the state duals tournament. We qualified 4 boys
for the individual state tournament with no medalists, for the girls we qualified 4 girls with 3 state runner ups and fourth place finisher,
and as a team they finished 3rd overall.

For the 2011-12 football season we achieved a 5-5 season which is the best regular season finish in the schools short history. We also achieved our second playoff appearance in school history. We have just began the 2011-2012 wrestling with a great start to the season. 

On this site you will find links to cool resources, power points lesson plans, and other important information to this class.