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Santa Clara Coaches & Staff Give Thanks

Nov. 21, 2001 asked some Santa Clara University athletic staff and coaches what they are most thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Here are a few of their answers:

"For family, friends and a group of young men that are a joy to be around."
Dick Davey, Head Coach, Men's Basketball

"For family and friends. For the fact that I am fortunate enough to be able to teach kids everyday and be around a group of coaches that I thoroughly enjoy. I truly believe these are things that are not to be taken for granted. So I am thankful for these things each and every day."
Mark O'Brien, Head Coach, Baseball

"I am thankful for my family- especially my 3 sisters-- and for my friends up in the Bay Area who have been a tremendouse source of support for me. I am also thankful to have a job that I love with the capacity to influence the lives of young women."
Marcy Crouch, Head Coach, Softball

"I'm always thankful for my family and friends for their support, love, and encouragement."
Valeri Quintero, Academic Support Coordinator

"Due to the events of 9/11 and the war on terrorism, many families will not be together for the holidays. I am lucky: I will spend Thanksgiving with my whole family. Hopefully we will not take that good fortune for granted on Thursday."
Sean Burns, Head Coach, Men's Tennis

"Out whole team is thankful for everyone in our basketball family being happy and healthy. We are thankful for our great country. Thankful that we have a great place like SCU to study, grow, work, learn, and play basketball. Thankful for family and friends and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving."
Chris Denker, Head Coach, Women's Basketball

"For the gift of life and the birth of my son Jack"
John Kennaday, Head Coach, Men's Golf

"I am thankful for all the love and support I have received in my life and all that I have been able to give."
Lisa Eskey, Assoc. Director of Athletic Media Relations

"My husband, my doggy, and our health, peace, and prosperity. My family and friends. My tennis team of beautiful, dignified young women."
Aby Ryan, Head Coach, Women's Tennis