Angoon HS Retirement Statement
The following statement was prepared by Angoon High School for Kenny Sailors' retirement from the Alaska Public School system sometime during the 1990-1991 term while he and his wife were living in Angoon. His retirement was mandatory because of his age - 70.
This humble, lovable, former NBA star came to Angoon High School three years ago, and has done tremendous things for our school.
A. Kenny has done a tremendous job coaching. He has done what no one else could do. He took a bunch of girls under his wings and turned them into basketball players. This years' team is an example of that. I wouldn't have given this year's girls team a chance in the world to win a game let alone the championship and a berth in the state tournament - but they did all of that. Great job Kenny.
B. Kenny has always been willing to help out. If a coach was sick or something, Kenny was right there. He helped out with Track, Cross Country, and Boys Basketball parctices on many occassions. He has always filled in where necessary at events like the Chatham Field Day.
C. Sometimes his efforts were above and beyond. He has done such things as be a dump guard during cross country practices and meets. That old sawed off shotgun along with his QUEEN of the Dump - His wife Bokie. (Story)
D. I think we have all be amazed at Kenny's physical condition and athletic ability. Those of you who have arm wrestled Kenny or played him on the basketball court know what I'm talking about. I can't imagine what you were like 40 years ago.
E. As for his CLASS ROOM TEACHING. HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB THERE TOO WHEN HE WAS CONSCIOUS.
F. THE THING THAT STANDS OUT MOST ABOUT KENNY, AND FOR THAT MATTER HIS WIFE BOKIE, IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TWO OF THE NICEST MOST GRACIOUS PEOPLE WE HAVE EVER MET.
G. SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ANGOON HIGH SCHOOL, BEST OF LUCK. WE'LL MISS YOU. AND REMEMBER "IN EVERY LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL, A LITTLE HAIL AND THAT AIN'T ALL"
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