On Saturday, Coach Ted Law passed away. Coach Law was a good man and at 90, lived a full life.
Coach Law, was a teacher and basketball coach at our High School for many years. Many of my counterparts remember Coach Law from those endeavors, I remember him for a different one.
My primary memories of Coach Law are as a Sunday School Teacher. When I was a kid, he was my Sunday School teacher in 6th and 7th grade.
At a time when young boys are our most impressionable, when we are raging with hormones and learning who we are, Coach Law took us under his wing and helped shape us into young men.
In class, Coach Law ran a tight ship, he did the same in Sunday School class. There was no room for disrespect, foolishness or idle hands, we were expected to be mannerly and engaged in the lessons.
During those years I was receiving perfect attendance pins each year in my Sunday School class. When I had my tonsils out, Coach Law piled the class into his car and brought them to our house so I didn’t miss class. That’s the kind of man he was.
More than just Bible lessons, Coach Law taught us about life, how to be good citizens and how to lead a life of faith and he walked the walk, leading by example.
Coach Ted Law was a good man, he will be missed and his impact on our community will be felt for years to come. I am indebted to Coach Law for the guidance he gave, his compassion and gentle spirit.
Thanks Coach, for a man who inspired and taught us how to live lives of respect, you will most be remembered as a man who exemplified humble and kind.