Dear Dipipi Family: I have just learned of Coach's passing. My condolences to you all in the loss of such an inspiring member of your family and role model for so many across this nation. I had the privilege of playing ball under Coach at CSA with Kenny and Jim. Their eloquent and heart felt writings are echoed by myself. During the more than half a century since, we have attempted to follow Coach's career as he entered collegiate ball. As stated and reaffirmed - Coach taught the skills of football but also applied them to the highest ethical standards. Thus, he provided to each of us the set of standards to emulate throughout our lives. Truly an IMPACT COACH! I was stunned to learn of his passing because I had anticipated he would be coaching somewhere for many more years. I suspect he now has a team organized upstairs of players all 6 foot five and looking down to him for guidance and direction. Grateful to have known Coach and been so inspired by him.