November 18, 2010

Wootton Basketball Coach Stabbed At His Home

Stephan Seraille, a boys basketball coach at Thomas S. Wootton High School, is recovering from surgery after being stabbed in the stomach at his home on Friday, Nov. 12. Police have not released any information on the details of the incident that led to Seraille being stabbed. But on Thursday, Seraille said he was happy to report that after three days at Suburban Hospital he is back home and feeling better.

"I had emergency surgery and they cleaned up everything," Seraille told Patch over the phone. "I'm up and moving now and taking walks. I'll be ready to roll in about a week."

This is Seraille's sixth year at Wootton, where he coaches the boys junior varsity basketball team and is the assistant coach for the boys varsity team. Varsity basketball Coach Chris Bohlen informed basketball team members and their families of what had happened in an email on Sunday morning.

"I heard from everyone almost immediately that they wanted to go over and see him and they wanted to put meals together for him," Bohlen said. "It's heartwarming to see the kind of support he has in our community. I think it speaks very highly of the kind of person he is."

Lillian Ibeh, mother of varsity player Willis Ibeh, said she and the other parents organized a rotation to bring meals to Seraille each day as he recovers. SOURCE: North Potomac Patch

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