Good coach, good man

To the editor,

I remember this about him. He was well liked by everyone he coached.

He was a man of few words, yet he was a great motivator. He accepted no excuses, nor offered any.

He orchestrated a track and field powerhouse during the late 1970s through the early 1980s that has been unmatched before or since.

He took a group of baseball holdouts, hallway heroes and pool hall hustlers and taught them teamwork and toughness, while inspiring them to do their best. He groomed boys into men.

Fred Chamness once told me that track was never followed by the word "game" and neither was life.

Fair well, Fred. You will be missed.

Signed, David D. Haynes


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