In Response to: Coaching and excellence

I read with great interest Duke Slichter ’54’s letter in the Jan. 13 issue. I, too, was terribly disappointed when Coach Roger Hughes was dismissed. I only met Roger twice; both times he impressed me as being an ideal Princeton coach and Princeton ambassador. He was keenly concerned that his players be well-prepared Princeton graduates as well as skilled football athletes. I doubt that many coaches could have done a better job with those entrusted to his care than Roger, regardless of the team’s won/lost record. Charles Rockey ’57’s letter in the same issue makes a clearly valid point. The University unfortunately is losing a real class act. Many of us who met him offer our best wishes for his continuing success.

Dick Daily ’54