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JasonEvans
11-14-2008, 08:41 PM
My sons don't run track, but if they did there is little question that I would send them to Haverford to run for Tom Donnelly (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/sports/othersports/14haverford.html).


Holding his award in his hands, Tom Donnelly, Haverford College’s longtime men’s cross-country and track coach, walked to the banks of the Mississippi River and tossed the trophy in the water.

He throws them all away.

"I don’t want any of those trophies. I appreciate the gesture, but a coaching award distracts from the essence of a coach’s job, which is to educate the students. You can only justify the existence of a team at a college campus if being on the team benefits the athletes’ educational experience."

"Being a truly committed member of a team can be a highly valuable learning experience. That’s what is important, not some trophy.”

--Jason "great article on a great man" Evans

Carlos
11-15-2008, 08:52 AM
I would not want my son playing for a serial litterbug ;)

JasonEvans
11-15-2008, 01:32 PM
I would not want my son playing for a serial litterbug ;)

He is a one-time litterbug. If he threw all his trophies in the Mississippi then he would be a serial litterbug. What's more, in the article he says:


“I do feel bad about that trophy I threw in the Mississippi, because you don’t want to pollute an important, historic waterway,”

--Jason ";) back at ya" Evans

phaedrus
11-15-2008, 01:58 PM
My sons don't run track, but if they did there is little question that I would send them to Haverford to run for Tom Donnelly (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/sports/othersports/14haverford.html).


Ouch.

-Duke track alum