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Leland Hamilton of Andrews watches the Andrews Mustangs practice, no matter what the sport. It seems he’s always on the sidelines, urging the young athletes to do their best. He is at the practices from start to finish.

“I go to volleyball practice, basketball practice, softball, baseball, and I watch track,” says Leland. “Now golf, I’m out at the course some, but I can’t be everywhere. I start going to football practices every August and stay with them ‘til the end of the season. Summer’s a pretty dull time for me ‘cause there’s no practice to go to.”

Coaches appreciate Mr. Hamilton’s giving the kids encouragement. He’s been doing it so long that when the high school publishes its annual sports magazine it features a full-page color picture of him talking to players or coaches. One year the publication was dedicated to him. I visited with him during baseball season.


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