Dear Betty and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dick's death and want to extend my deepest sympathies to all of you. Coach Emanual was a tremendous person, teacher and coach and he was instrumental in helping me succeed in basketball as well as in life. He was not a yeller or one to lose his temper very often, but he had a special way of connecting with people that helped him get his points across while allowing others to maintain their dignity in the process. He was a supreme motivator and believed so strongly in the team concept always talking about the collective strengths of the team vs. the individual players involved. Thank you Dick for teaching me the value of hard work, discipline, teamwork, respect and always trying to do the right thing. I will never forget these lessons and appreciate all that you have done over your remarkable time here with us.
All my best,