Chowan’s 1979-80 Football Team Honor Legendary Coach Jim Garrison

Coach Garrison’s legacy as one of Chowan’s most passionate and dedicated individuals lives on in the conversations of his former players, long after the famed coach’s passing.

Members of the 1979-80 Chowan Football Team converged on campus Saturday, November 2 for the final home game of the season. Mike Grant, Hall of Famer and reunion organizer, presented each alumnus a Chowan Blue t-shirt which read, "Inspired By The Legend ---Coach Garrison." Jody Schultz, who was a second round draft pick for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1983, was also in attendance. His professional football legacy tallied five memorable seasons (1983-87) with the Eagles. 

The former Chowan teammates enjoyed sharing stories of their days under coach Jim Garrison. They laughed when reminiscing about Garrison's coded phrase he said when he wanted his players to run: "go chase the rabbit." Coach Garrison’s legacy as one of Chowan’s most passionate and dedicated individuals lives on in the conversations of his former players, long after the famed coach’s passing. The university was thankful to welcome back this fine group of Chowan alumni who gathered to reminisce and honor Coach Garrison’s memory. 

 

University Relations | Grace Arredondo | gkarredondo@chowan.edu

Posts from November 2019

November 8, 2019
Members of the 1979-80 Chowan Football Team converged on campus Saturday, November 2 for the final home game of the season.
November 4, 2019
A group of Chowan University’s sport science majors and professors made a strong showing at the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management (NCAAHPERED-SM) in Winston-Salem on October 23-25.
November 4, 2019
During halftime at the Homecoming game Saturday, October 26, 2019, the Community Service Award and Distinguished Alumni recipients were recognized. There were two recipients of the 2019 Community Service Award and three individuals honored as Distinguished Alumni. 
November 1, 2019
A group of Chowan University’s sport science majors and professors made a strong showing at the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management (NCAAHPERED-SM) conference in Winston-Salem on October 23-25.