February 27, 2010

Coach Kaundart

Today was a very exciting day for the Kaundart family.  Jason's late grandpa was inducted into the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Hall of Fame.  Although I never had the chance to meet Coach Gayle Kaundart, the stories about him are incredible.  He was an outstanding coach, teacher, friend, dad and grandpa.  He coached for a number of years at Fort Smith Northside High School and then at UAFS until his retirement.  It was amazing hearing so many great stories about this man from men like Ron Brewer, who played for Coach Kaundart at UAFS.  I know Jason and his family were incredibly happy and honored that Grandpa Gayle was selected to be apart of the 2010 Hall of Fame Class at UAFS.  Even though I didn't know Grandpa Gayle, I realized today what an honor it is to have the Kaundart name because of his legacy and renown in Fort Smith.  I just hope we can pass on the same values to our children that Coach Kaundart instilled in each of his players and his own family.

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