Stu Downs

Stu has had an extensive career in Atlanta ultimate Frisbee, finding success both as a player and a coach. He began playing for Chain Lightning in 1986 and led them to Nationals 10 times from 1986 to 1997. He continued to qualify for Nationals in the Master's Division 3 more times and occupy his free time with local summer leagues, clinics and Goaltimate. As a player, he was known for his quickness, strong hands and good spirit.  As a coach, he guided the University of Georgia men's team to 4th in the country in 2006 including time coaching not only current Hustlers Frank Wooten and Dylan Tunnel, but Hustle Head Coach Greg Swanson as well!  Presently, he continues to coach at the junior’s level for Academe of the Oaks high school.  He credits ultimate for showing him a world of amazing athletes & quality human beings, and he particularly values that these folks compete at a special level of honor not achieved in any other sport to date.