pen stroke of a discerning registrar that determined who would be assigned to "Combat English." It is difficult to imagine a personality better suited for imparting wisdom to the foolish of eliciting respect from the recalcitrant than that of Coach Jones. Because Coach was no respector of persons, his discipline was meted out impartially and judiciously. Coach's expectations never exceeded the natural ability of the student. To whom much was given ability, much was required in performance. Also, because Coach tenaciously held the undivided attention of all his students, those who miserably failed other courses (due to attention deficit disorders, hyperactivity, low innate ability, boredom, etc.) passed and often excelled in "Combat English." As a school teacher, employer, pastor and parent, I have often encountered people who would benefit most, as I did, from a no nonsense, "Combat" style course of instruction. In retrospect, I suspect that Coach was as sensitive and introspective as he appeared fearless and formidable. In any case, Coach Jones was an admirable man with a mission to teach and teach he did.