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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sad news on Hoeppner

Just saw on the ESPN ticker that Terry Hoeppner died of brain cancer. I covered Miami in Hoeppner's first two years as head coach. He was a great guy -- just one of those positive, as-always-upbeat people who make you feel better about life. He could coach, too. Seemed to have it going at Indiana. He'll be missed.


at 4:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I covered Hep for two years here at Indiana and couldn't agree more. He was quite possibly the most inspirational coach I have ever come across. I have no doubt that if he joined the Reds organization, even without knowing any baseball, he could help them in the win column just with his attitude and determination. He will be sorely missed around here.

at 6:46 PM Anonymous Tom said...

Two Miami University coaches lost in the last year: Randy Walker and now Terry Hoeppner. Both great contributors to the 'Cradle of Coaches'.

at 9:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that three in less than a year. Bo Schembechler played at Miami (under Woody Hayes) and was later Miami head coach for six years before cementing his Hall of Fame status at "That School Up North."

What a rough year for the Cradle.

Terry was a great person as well as coach. His wife Jane is also wonderful, and I truly feel for her this evening.

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