Dear Jason and Jocelyn, I met your Dad almost forty years ago when John Kautz would take rookie teachers out to see some of the outstanding Physical Education teachers in our district. I walked into his class to observe a man who barely spoke above a whisper while giving instructions to his class. There were no negative things being said but rather only positive encouragement. I learned a lot that day especially the power of being positive to your students. Many years later my son Steven was blessed to have your Dad as one of his baseball coaches at Central. Your Dad will be remembered as truly one of the Good Guys!
Michelle, Jason and Jocelyn,
Althugh i never had the privilage of meeting Mike I am a part of this family. From every thing I have read about Mike i see the three of you in him as well. He truely was an inspiration and a good man. He, I am sure is so proud of all three of you. Keep his memory shining. Jason Jocelyn and Michlle I love you. My heart is with you.
Jason and Family,
Words cannot describe the feelings I had when I heard the news of your loss. My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and ALL that your dad has touched throughout his life. In the last few days, I have had a chance to reflect on the many memories I have with your dad and how he has impacted my life. And, what I found out was, that many of my greatest memories as a kid involved him. I will never forget the trip to Williamsport, the countless hours we spent at West High with summer school baseball,football at Sudlow,and baseball at Central. I have and will continue to cherish all the things he taught me about being an athlete, coach, husband and father. He will be missed by so many and especially by me. God Bless...
My sincere, heartfelt condolences to the whole Wiley family. Coach Wiley was a very inspiring, encouraging, caring man.
Simply put a class act and will be missed but never forgotten. I had the priviledge to get to know Coach Wiley while coaching in the Central baseball program. I enjoyed our conversations about baseball, student athletes, and life and of course the Dodgers. RIP Coach - We were all lucky to have you in our lives.
Jason, Your dad was as fine a person as I have ever known. I wish we had lived in the Washington and Southeast Little League Districts, and I could have been taught and coached by your dad. It was a privilege to have coached with him, watched sporting events with him, and witness the tremendous impact he had on all his students, athletes, and their families. I am proud to claim him as a mentor and a friend. He has left a legacy in Davenport that may never be equaled.