1965 Conference Champs: 22-5 season record (1st row, l-r) R. Turner, J. Fenske, C. White, A. Holmes, J. Nixon, B. Keesling; (2nd row) J. Luke, R. Hiner, R. Jensen, C. Watts, D. Maxon, B. Price, K. Kaaihelo, V. Shelton, D. Neal
ALL B T E ASK Coach Colis Campbell with B D AN , T assistant coaches Paul C E P S Touchton and Bob Thomas, , RE E President Dale Larsen, and bus V O L driver Bernard “Cap” Veteto.
“He had a unique way of letting you know that you were important to him.”
no problem getting players to give 100 percent during games, says Hill. Players wanted to play hard because of their great love and respect for him. “He was always concerned about you,” said Kenny Kaaiohelo ’65. “He had many people to be concerned about, but he had a unique way of letting you know that you were important to him.”
An Overdue Honor The Campbells had left such a mark on players’ lives, that on a recent visit to the York College campus, Hill was dismayed to find that there was no mention of the coach and his wife anywhere. Not a plaque, not a picture. That just shouldn’t be, he thought. Hill approached York College about creating a Sports Hall of Fame and honoring the Campbells by making them the first inductees. “It’s an honor that is way overdue,” says Watts. “They gave a great deal of their lives and time to York, and I know how much it meant to those of us that were here.” On Saturday, October 8, Colis and Dolores Campbell were recognized at the first York College Sports Hall of Fame induction. Hill presided over the ceremony along with York College Athletic Director Jared Stark ’01 and President Steve Eckman ’71. More than 120 attended the luncheon event, which also served as a fundraiser for York College athletics and the Hall of Fame display. Plans are underway for the display, which will be housed in a renovated area of the Freeman Center. The induction ceremony was also the kick-off event for the York College Lettermen’s Association, open to all former athletes and coaches. Dues from this group will support athletics programs and scholarships. To nominate someone for the York College Sports Hall of Fame, go to www.york.edu/ athletics and click on the Lettermen’s Association. lll
York College Lettermen’s Association The YC Lettermen’s Association is an organization committed to maintaining the fine tradition of York College athletics. Formed in 2011, the association seeks to link former athletes and coaching staff with one another and with the current studentathletes, coaches and administrators at York College. The goals and purposes of the organization are: • To maintain the traditions of York College athletics. • To sponsor special events, allowing teammates and friends the opportunity to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. • To provide a network of professional and personal contacts for the benefit of members. • To provide a direct link between the York College Lettermen’s Association members and the York College Athletic Department. • To provide support for the continued growth and success of the individual sports programs at York College. For more information or to join the York College Letterman’s Association, please contact Nick DiToro at Nick.DiToro@york. edu or 402-363-5660. Annual dues: $50; Lifetime Membership: $1,000.
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Published on Nov 28, 2011