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Haste Makes Waste

Mar 17 2010

Got home to review my first ever blog and low and behold....it was full of mistakes.  There lies the lesson, be efficient with time but mind your time so it is productive.  I rushed to get it out and I made a lousy first impression.  I will try my best to make it up to you.  By the way, who came up with the term "blog".  It sounds like a vegetable you hated that your mom made you eat at dinner time, UGH!

Today the Bear family mourns the loss of the mother of our Assistant Athletic Director and volleyball coach Gail Wasmus.  Folks talk about family but do they really mean it or do they really know what it is.  For athletic personnel I truly believe we understand it, embrace it values and live the family life every day.  We train together, travel together, win some, loss some, but in the end we are a cohesive unit that works together in synergy to be 'all that we can be".  I have been with Coach Wasmus since 1976, the first year I walked onto the NYIT campus.  Fresh out of college she was the women's volleyball and basketball coach and the Assistant AD.  As a student-athlete I marveled at her presence.  That's what great coaches have, presence and confidence.  Coach has so much she could sell a lot of hers and never miss it.  Although she left the reservation for a few years to explore some opportunities she returned to be part of the Bear pride.  Family always comes home. On behalf of the members of the NYIT athletic community our prayers are with Gail and her family during their time of grief and sorrow. 

Big weekend coming up; all spring teams will be out of the cave and on the prowl.  Softball and baseball have home double rips on Saturday.  The forecast looks good, thus in the words of the great one, Monty Hall...."come on down".  This is Cool Mac.  Peace is always in never out.  Make today a good one so tomorrow is a better one.

Author: clyde_doughty