Retired Coach Honored with Tennis Court Dedication
Once the new tennis courts were finished at Mary G. Montgomery, there was no hesitation as to what name would grace its fence. Montgomery High School staff and students knew the courts should be named after retired educator and coach, Mr. Robert Lloyd Willis. Coach Willis was instrumental in the students receiving new courts to learn and play tennis. Through his hard work and efforts, he helped establish a tennis team for the high school and with a dream and determination he saw it possible for them to also have courts. Before retiring, Mr. Willis, was an educator and coach for football and tennis at four Mobile County Public Schools. During his tenure he touched the lives of hundreds of students, those of which who wrote letters of support to the Board of Commissioners stating his excellence in coaching and grateful parents who appreciate his positive mentorship.
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11/17/2010 1:07:56 PM
CONGRATULATION, NO ONE DESERVES THIS HONOR OTHER THAN YOU.YOU WENT OVER AND BEYOND THE DUTIES FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVED IN.IT IS MY HONOR TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT MY DAUGHTER IS PART OF THE MGM TENNIS TEAM.THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.. WE AT MGM ARE LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL COACH!!! GO VIKINGS!!!
5/3/2010 9:03:57 PM
Your school has taken a treasure of life and honored him so well. This story is very touching and extremely well deserved. I cannot think of anyone else that I feel reaches out to the youth in such a positive manner as he does. When we were privileged to have him in Northeast Mississippi as our pastor, friend and "brother", he never turned us down on any request we had and always gave us hope. He helped my family through some extremely tough times, and he will forever remain special in our hearts. The tennis courts are a pleasant reminder for him that he can look back on and rejoice! God Bless your school board, faculty and students for making this super choice. God Bless. Patsy Huskey
4/26/2010 11:39:29 AM
Outstanding job, Coach! I'm so proud of you. I am truly blessed that have worked with you. God bless you & your family.
4/20/2010 10:30:42 PM
Congrats Coach Willis. You are an outstanding coach and a hero to many of the students. From the entire staff and students we wanna say thank you for your dedication and hard work for making the tennis team the way they are today. Go VIKINGS!!!!
4/20/2010 8:38:28 PM
Congratulations on this great honor. You are truly deserving of it. You have done a great job with the MGM tennis program and you have done it with 100% class.
4/20/2010 11:17:13 AM
Congratulations coach on this great honor! They could not have chosen a better person. I hope retirement is treating you well. You were a true role model for the students.
4/20/2010 11:10:17 AM
Congratulations Coach willis for this honor!! Emily is blessed to have you as a coach, your enthusiasm and compassion for the game is extrordinary. I am so proud to say that my daughter is a member of the MGM tennis team. Thanks for the support you have given to her.
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