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March 19, 2013 > Letter to the Editor: Remembering Coach "I"

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Coach "I"

Earlier this month one of the people I personally respected passed away. His memory will be revered by everyone that came in contact with him no matter whether you were a student, parent of a student or an educator.

I am sure anyone that came in contact with Coach "I", as he was fondly called, could come up with a story about Coach. I met him several times as my son played under Jim for Washington High School and Coach would frequent Dino's Restaurant in Fremont.

He did everything necessary for his players to learn the sport of football. I remember my son coming home telling me Coach had busted a clipboard over his helmet. He could remember nearly all the players he ever coached. I called Coach "I" once and talked to him about my son's school work when he was doing poorly and he told me he would help. Heck, I thought to myself that if I had played ball in high school I would have wanted a coach like him as my teacher and meeting him after one of the last games I really felt as if I HAD played for him.

Rest in peace, Coach I. You are gone but will never be forgotten.

Conrad Bloom

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