When I think of people who had a positive influence on me during my formative years, I of course think of Mr. Sweeney. He taught excitement for athletics and competition, balanced with humanity and kindness. He made people feel special and helped them believe in themselves. He gave his time and love to his family, his students, his teams and his community. As many have said, it lead to a life well lived, and to being well loved. My deepest condolences to the entire Sweeney family.