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Samples is roasted for 40 years of service to Lipscomb athletics
Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sept. 24, 2006


More than 100 former players, friends, relatives and colleagues of Dr. Ralph Samples attended "The Ralph Roast" Saturday night at Allen Arena.

After a reception and meal Samples was roasted by Dr. Steve Flatt, Dr. Carl McKelvey, Richard Morris, John Brewer, Mickey Barker, Katherine Neely, David Allen Sciortino and Jackie White.

Samples retired this past spring after 39 years as the golf coach and 40 years of athletics service at Lipscomb. But new coach Buddy Harston still refers to Samples as "The Coach."

Jonathan Seamon served as Master of Ceremonies. Dr. Paul Cates gave a Prayer of Thanksgiving and Harston gave the closing prayer.