A short kid of mediocre basketball talent would seek any way to impress Mr. Fletcher, coach & Drafting teacher. He used this leverage to change my life. My first class drawing was sloppy and unplanned. He called me aside & explained that to play basketball, I had to show great improvement & dedication in class. He had me. That talk taught me the value of preparation and pride in my work, & changed my life forever. I am a much better man than I ever would have been without Coach Fletcher.