Track and Field Teams and Coaches,
I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be part of your program. I particularly want to thank Bill Huyck for the opportunity to be his assistant thirty-one years ago. It changed my life in so many positive ways. My life has been enriched by knowing each of you and having had the opportunity to coach some of you and support all of you. I want to leave you with these parting thoughts.
Don’t just live but live for a purpose greater than yourself. Be an asset to your family, your team, your community and your country. Always strive for perfection in every aspect of your life and you are guaranteed to achieve excellence. And remember that the people you meet on the way up are the same people you will encounter on the way down.
My life has been better for having each of you in it. You have and will continue to make a difference. May all your dreams become reality.