Tony Shaver

Coach Shaver was right fit for W&M

I have been associated with athletics at The College of William and Mary in a variety of ways (e.g., student, alum, season ticket holder and a six-month stint as director of special events) for almost 60 years. I certainly would rather see Tribe teams win than lose.

In all that time, however, I have been just as proud of how the college manages a program where the term “student athlete” is not an oxymoron as I have been of the win-loss record. Every Tribe coach with whom I have been associated has excelled at helping young men and women develop into valuable members of society. Tony Shaver is no exception.

An item in the March 30 Last Word grossly understated his...