Always a popular luncheon when the football coach is speaking, this September SARK luncheon was SOLD OUT two weeks in advance. The coach wanted to speak and run, so the room was packed by noon as we awaited the arrival of Coach SARK. With no coach in sight by 12:10, Ron Crockett ’61 was pacing the floor. Then the call came.
SARK had a last minute urgency, and he had just called the Senior Associate Athletic Director — O.D. Vincent to represent him. With a mere 5 minutes notice, O.D. had dropped everything and hustled the few short blocks to the Seattle Yacht Club. A relieved Crockett introduced O.D. and we were soon enjoying a comprehensive conversation about Husky football and the PAC 12 program.
O.D. proved to be a great fill-in. He is a Husky who is former captain of the golf team. He’s played the professional golfing circuit in Europe, and he is a rising star in the athletic management field. As an undergraduate O.D. was in a fraternity, and he quickly established himself as a likeable, informed fellow who make a brief presentation and then answered any and all questions for the next half hour plus.
The full room of Fijis got information beyond the football progam, and O.D. also alerted us to the likely deployment of the 3 tight end formations that appeared on the field the following Saturday.