In reading of the passing of Coach Carlesimo, memories abounded of Pep Rallies, speeches and his passion whenever he addressed the student body. He seemed to be a man among men, making a difference in so very many young men's lives, instilling his love of faith, family & football. May he sing & dance with the angels & coach from the sidelines on high.
My prayers and condolences to the Carlesimo family.
I worked for him at Rex Vinegar for a few months prior to playing for him at Upsala College from 76-79. He was not only a great coach....a players coach....he was an even better human being. Integrity, discipline, hard work, compassion, and generosity are just a few words that embody his influence on my life. I will never forget his deep voice or the size of his forearms and calves when he wore shorts at practice. I loved his aggressive approach to defense but when the game was over he was like a gentle giant....a father figure. I am a better person for having known and been influenced by him.
Rest in peace Coach C.
Thank you Coach for enriching my life and high school days.
To our Coach's family,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Coach was a great man, he taught us all how to be honorable and dignified men and to believe in ourselves no matter how dire the situation. May he rest in peace.
Valley Class of ‘66
May memories of Vincent bring comfort draw close to God and he will draw close to you.
My condolences to the family. May the God who provides comfort bless you with the peace and strength you need to endure this most difficult time.
Love to be out there again this August showing you what I got. R.I.P. Mr.Carlesimo God Bless. Charlie Brannick
Condolences to the Carlesimo family.
May God bless you and your family and may
the love and support from family and
friends be a source of encouragement
I graduated from The Valley in 1965. Member of the cheerleading squad, I remember Coach Carlesimo very well. Very highly respected/admired. Positively influenced many football players at The Valley. 2 years ago, at the age of 94, a huge reunion was held in his name. Many of "the guys" came from all over to attend. All of us at The Valley will remember him fondly always. Deepest sympathy to his family and close friends.
Christine Ehlers '65