New York Islanders head coach Al Arbour looks on with players from the bench during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks on May 11, 1982 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The Hockey Hall of Fame coach passed away on Aug. 28, 2015 at the age of 82. Arbour was best known for leading the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cups and an NHL record 19 consecutive playoff series wins. (John Iacono for SI)


Dad’s Induction into the PVILCA (Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association) Hall of Fame.

My dad is a humble guy with a dry sense of humor. Went to Carver High School in Amarillo. All-District in Football. Won state in track in 1964 and 1965. He was the first Scholastic Magazine High School All-American from Amarillo. In college, he was drafted into the Army. Served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. Owned his own trucking business for 35 years and is now retired.

My dad is a bad man. I am proud to be his son and namesake.