(The Towerlight would like to offer a sincere apology for how late this letter is being posted–our Editor-in-Chief was away at a conference for half the week and workflow was interrupted.)
Dear Towson University Students:
As your Head Football Coach it is with great joy that I pen this letter to you say THANK YOU!
In my 20 years associated with this university I have seen varying degrees of student involvement, particularly with regard to school spirit and athletics.
What I saw last Saturday night for our game versus Saint Francis continues to make my heart swell with tremendous school pride.
To say we all had fun last Saturday does not do our evening justice. That exciting game was an incredible school spirited memory for everyone in attendance. Hearing about the full, fun parking lots (of rule abiding current and future alums) and witnessing the sea of gold T-shirted students almost filling the student section, making so much noise – last Saturday was everything a college weekend in football season should be.
I am your coach, but I am also an alum. As both, I need to say thank you. Thank you for having fun while still following the rules, taking care of each other, and being smart during the pre-game tailgating. Thank you for showing up in large, loud numbers together to support YOUR football team with such fun loving ferocity. Thank you for making such a difference in the energy of the game. The players could feel you. You were electric! Thank you for showing the entire Towson community that school spirit is alive and awesome at Towson University.
(The Tigers lost against Villanova this weekend, story to come. The next home game is scheduled for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. against Stony Brook.)