FYI for those who weren't at the luncheon last weeek. Coach Harrington told the story about Mike H hurting his knee and then Coach Don Hood, who was the track and field coach at the time wanting to put Mike on the track team. The problem was mike wouldn't throw the javelin b/c he wanted to try to keep playing baseball even thought his knee would never fully recover and he had lost his speed. Coach Hood told Ty that the only way Mike would throw the javelin is if he was told he would either not start or be cut. Ty ask Don why he was so interested. Don said he felt like Mike could be an Olympian. Ty went to Mike, talked to him. Mike went to Don Hood and walked onto the track team. The rest you know!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Mike for becoming an Olympian and thank you Don Hood who was one of the greatest Coaches I have ever had the opportunty to be acquainted with.