Los Altos High honors former coach
Original post made on May 9, 2008
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on May 9, 2008 at 7:37 am
unfortunately, I WASN'T ABLE TO MAKE THE DEDICATION ON APRIL 27TH FOR PERSONAL REASONS. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT LEO LONG IS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED AND DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS THAT I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING. AS A FRESHMAN POLE VAULTER IN 1958, HE WAS THE SOLE REASON FOR ALL MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS DURING MY FOUR YEARS AT LAHS. HE TOOK ME FROM A SEVEN FOOT FRESHMAN POLE VAULTER TO A THIRTEEN FOOT LEAP AS A SENIOR. HE TOUCHED MANY LIVES IN MANY WAYS DURING HIS COACHING YEARS AT LAHS. I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT HE DID FOR ME AND SO MANY OTHERS.
on May 9, 2008 at 8:47 am
Coach long is the type of person who walks into a room and you will look over after a few minutes, and he will have several people standing around simply listning to him. He is not overbearing, animated or loud. I can't quite make it out but there is some sort of attractive quality he has. As an athlete who has had many coaches, high school, college and pro, coach Long is by far the one coach who I wanted to succeed for!
on May 9, 2008 at 10:37 am
Long live Leo the Lion!