Don was one of my coaches at Sweetwater H.S. and was greatly admired by all of us. He was a striking figure and would exercise with us before practice. He was also a positive role model, ever calm and confident, encouraging us to not only be good athletes, but good students and citizens. He and coach Parker were major inflences in my life, a debt I cannot repay except to remember them and practice what they taught me. He was an exceptional individual, a one of a kind. My condolences to Barbara, Gene, and Janice.