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February 12, 2013
Jim Sweeney truly is the father of Bulldog football! For those like me that remember the games at Radcliffe Stadium against no name opponents to today at Bulldog Stadium and Jim Sweeney field where the Bulldogs are playing Big 10 opponents, Fresnans owe so much gratitude to Jim Sweeney. If you're in Las Vegas and you see a car with Nevada plates that says "FRESNO", stop me so we can put in a prayer for Jim Sweeney's family. How much he has impacted my life!
February 11, 2013
Coach was like a Father to me and I suspect so many young men that he came in contact. I arrived in Pullman with enough money to pay one semester. Coach Sweeney made it possible for me to work for the Athletic Department which eventually led to a full scholarship. Without his caring I would not have been afforded my education. A person you could trust with the deepest of secrets and always willing to help. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. We have lost a great figure in not only sports but life in general. Thanks Coach, I will miss you.
February 11, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing God has promised He will do away with sickness, pain and death for His word is truth.
February 11, 2013
Coach Sweeney had as much or more of a
positive impact on my life than any one
person. As a youngster growing up in Butte it was inspiring to watch his
teams ( Butte Central ) play and win often against all odds including a state championship. He gave me the opportunity to coach as a graduate assistant at Montana State and later as an assistant at Washington State University. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity to play for him. Every place he was head coach got better and he left them much better than when he found them to the benefit of his successors. I learned a great deal about football from him but, more importantly, learned a lot about life.
Of those many things one stands out.
He would talk about never underestimating the power of the human
equation, of the human spirit. I did not fully understand and appreciate that until later in my personal and professional life Always remembered it and was able to personally and professionally witness and experience the positive power of the human equation, of the human spirit.
Coach Sweeney's life as a coach and person is a testimony to the power of the human equation, of the human spirit.
It is impossible to relate the feelings one has about Coach Sweeney. We are fortunate that he was part of our lives. That will always be.

He is in a great place now and there
may the wind be always at your back, the sun shine warm upon your face, The rain fall gently in your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Sweeney family.

Bill, Gwen, Lisa, Aaron and Lily Cords
February 11, 2013
You were the best and the players who had the honor to play fo you are today better men or it. I truly enjoyed every minute I spent with you on and off the field. You will alaways be missed but never forgotten. Good bye old friend.

Coach Tom Bass

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