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More Thoughts on Saturday

Coach Mac Petty H'82

The Official Stuff.  February 19, 2011.  Wabash vs. Oberlin.  Tipoff at 1:00 PM.  Senior Day.

The seniors were all introduced.  A fine group of young men.  They would start.  It would be Wabash by 12, 16 – 4, when some came out of the game.  They all played hard…good, solid basketball.

But it wasn’t about the game.  You see, they have “Unfinished Business”.  This was just another step towards a lot more basketball.

But it was about a legend.

Gloria Petty

The Student Body sang songs about Coach Petty.  They chanted “G-l-o-r-i-a”.  The standard “Give me a W” by Bob Rogers became “Give me a M…an A…a C…” at the end of the game.

Yes we played basketball and yes we beat an up and coming Oberlin team.  But the day belonged to Mac and Gloria Petty and their family.  Their extended family.  Read the entire Wabash Community.

Mac spoke for a little over 5 minutes.  But he said it all.  Not a dry eye in the house.  But be careful, we don’t want that “Mac Petty Floor” to be wet!