My varsity coach 1953-55, Coach Stoutamire will continue to occupy a prominent place in my book of high school memories. He took us to the NEC Conference Championship in 1954-54. Aside from his leadership as a coach, he was a mentor in other ways, as well. A fine example of a man worth emulating. I always looked forward to returning to Tallahassee for our high school reunions, knowing that our beloved basketball coach and his lovely wife, Barbara, would also be there. May you rest for eternity in peace, Coach, with the knowledge that you left behind countless thousands of grateful students and athletes who will miss you until the end of their own days on this earth. "Thanks, Coach."