After a disaster of a freshman year, he talked me into staying at the Academy. After my sophomore year (after we went 12-1), he was courted by just about every major college that had an opening for a head football coach. He turned them all down and stayed with us at Air Force. He went on to coach 23 seasons at Air Force, 17 of them winning and 12 bowl games. He got inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Fischer DeBerry is a great man. He made so many of us better men ourselves. I will always be grateful to him for helping me get through some tough times and remaining at the Academy. Thank you Coach.