Saturday, November 04, 2006

Open Letter to Coach McKillop

Coach McKillop:

On behalf of all of the Davidson Basketball fans, I want to say "thank you".

First, I want to thank you for coming to Davidson. Hiring you as the coach in 1989 was far and away the best decision the athletic department had made in a long, long time. You brought a winning attitude to our school, and you have not wavered in your commitment to winning. You brought players to our school that represent Davidson proudly both on and off the court, yet you still managed to win year after year. Your record on the court speaks for itself. Your players' graduation rate and other accomplishments off the court also speak volumes.

Second, I want to thank you for staying at Davidson. It is common knowledge that some bigger schools have courted you, and you have probably had some opportunities to leave that none of us know anything about. The stabillity you have provided for the basketball program has been unbelievably important. You have been a blessing for Davidson. Without your constant presence, the incredible success the program has enjoyed over the past two decades would not have been possible.

We thank you for everything you have done for Davidson. You ARE Davidson Basketball. We just hope that we can keep you around until you retire. We look forward to many, many more years with you on the sideline.

Thank you, Coach.

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