2011 Faculty and Staff Retiree Recognition Album One  

Wabash Head Basketball Coach Mac Petty H’82 and President White listen as Dean of Students Mike Raters ’85 reads a tribute to the Coach.

Raters said: "You came to Wabash in 1976 and turned around our basketball program quickly thereafter," Raters said. "Within three years you were winning 20 games a season and competing in the national playoffs.

"The pinnacle, of course, was the 1981-82 season when you led Pete Metzelaars and his talented teammates to the Division III National Championship. I was a freshman sitting courtside that night, and I remember being so impressed with how you reveled in the win not for yourself but for the joy of your players, your family, the students, and the many Wabash community members who made the trip to Calvin College that night. That moment, I would find, was simply a snapshot of the man you are and always have been—always putting family and others first, being humble and gracious in victory and defeat, conducting yourself with dignity and class which our eager students here learn so much from you."

Photo by Howard Hewitt

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