From a barefoot boy in Oklahoma, Dewey Sullivan rose to acclaim in the National High School Hall of Fame. When he died on November 8, 2006, he had more football victories than any coach west of the Mississippi River. His dream from a young age was to be a coach, but he had many setbacks along the way.
He was a father with two young children when he began his education, but that did not stop him. Once his decision to become a coach was made, he was determined and followed his chosen path.
He became a teacher - he became a counselor - and he became a coach. He was as gracious in defeat as he was in victory. His players were of primary importance to him and it was never about himself. He left this earth as a small town football coach whose shoes are too big to fill. When he started his journey as a coach, he had no idea he would affect as many lives as he did. He wanted to coach - but in the process he became a teacher, a counselor and a mentor to many.
This is his story - I just went along for the ride.