Basketball coach both a mentor and a role model

Dear Editor,

A letter to the editor from a former player of Tonasket basketball coach Agustin Pedregon:

Coach Pedregon: I want to start by thanking you for being my mentor, friend and a great role model. I admire and respect you tremendously for being you. You have taught me how to be a better player, but most important a better person. Thank you for always staying firm on your decisions especially when it came to discipline and hard work. Without those two things I know I would have never made it to where I am now. I know you are as humble as they come, but you need to know what a great coach you are. Once again thank you coach for being “You” and for the positive impact you continue to have in my life.

Yo Boy!

Connor Black

(now playing football at San Diego State Univ.)