2004 Lee LaFlamme  Stanley Boyd.jpgLee LaFlamme was born in York, Pennsylvania on December 31st 1945 and spent the majority of his youth at Rock Lake, Wisconsin. He attended Wilmot Union Free High School located in Wilmot, Wisconsin where he competed in football, wrestling and track. He was one of the four original letter winners on Wilmot's first wrestling team which began during the 1962-63 school year. It was a great learning experience due to the fact that no one had a lot of knowledge about the sport including the coaches. Lee only wrestled one year at Wilmot because he broke his neck and back while pole vaulting at track practice the following spring.

Lee went on to attend the UW -Stevens Point where he earned his teaching degree in Biology, History, and Driver Education. He could not continue his athletic career at the university level because he was still recovering from his paralysis.

He graduated from Stevens Point in the spring of 1969 and accepted a teaching position at Stanley-Boyd, Wisconsin in the Fall of 1970. He began his coaching duties as an assistant football coach and an assistant wrestling coach. Since that time he has coached varsity football for 34 years (participated in five state championship games), was head wrestling coach for 23 years, varsity softball for 10 years with the last five as head coach (one state tournament appearance), assistant baseball for two years and co-head coach in golf for two years. During his summers he ran the Stanley Summer Recreation Program for 19 years as well as coaching Little League baseball, Babe Ruth baseball, girls slow pitch and fast pitch softball, youth golf, basketball, and wrestling.

During his 23 years as head wrestling coach at Stanley-Boyd his teams never had a losing season compiling a 217-73-3 dual meet record. Competing in the Cloverbelt Conference, Stanley-Boyd won 12 dual meet championships, 7 runners-up finishes, and two conference tournament championships. He had the opportunity to coach 44 conference champions (one four-time champion), 26 state qualifiers and three regional championship teams. His most cherished accomplishment is that four of his wrestlers are presently head wrestling coaches in Wisconsin and nine others are assistant coaches or youth program coaches.

A successful coach does not exist without the help of many dedicated people and Lee attributes and shares his success with his administrators, assistants, wrestlers, managers, cheerleaders, friends, and especially his wife and children. Lee and his wife Gerri have one son, Jon ( Melissa), a graduate of Marquette Dental School and one daughter, Stacy, a graduate of UW-Stevens Point as well as two step grand-daughters, Savannah and LaKrissa.

Lee is currently in his 34th year at Stanley-Boyd and has been the Dean of Students for the past six years as well as the Athletic Director for the past ten years. He has been active in the Stanley Lions Club as an officer for twenty years.