October 28, 2013 in Sports

James remembered

 

Former Huskies football coach Don James was remembered on Sunday in a memorial service at Washington’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion as a caring family man, dear friend and successful coach who had every aspect of his life planned out, including the memorial to honor his passing. Speakers included family members, close friends, and former players and coaches including Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, who flew to Seattle after the Tigers’ loss on Saturday night to South Carolina. There was also a video tribute from Alabama coach Nick Saban, who played and worked for James at Kent State. Former athletic director Mike Lude said there needed to be no monument to James because “He lives on forever in our hearts and minds.” James died Oct. 20 at age 80 from pancreatic cancer. – AP


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