Gary Walters ’67 is a 20-year Princeton athletic director whose vision has been the athletic arena as a classroom where life lessons are taught (Extra Point, Oct. 9). Into this classroom he brought 38 coaches, who under his tutelage were encouraged to achieve success with dignity, humility, and sportsmanship. Through the Academic-Athletic Fellows, he brought students and professors together in this learning environment.

Caring about all sports, Gary integrated them through the Princeton Varsity Club. Able to balance both demanding alumni and administration, he delivered on all fronts, as he powered his eidetic concept.

He is an indefatigable advocate for Princeton, its students, and coaches. A labor of love, Princeton-proud, Gary Walters’ vision is a manifestation of his legacy and a job well done.

Ron Grossman ’67