University of New Hampshire
"I first met Coach V my sophomore year of high school when he was brought on the coaching staff. He preached the importance of getting your degree and bettering yourself. As a coach he demanded the best out of us and we grew as a team because of that. My senior year he would send out my highlight tapes to teams all over. I received a full ride scholarship to the University of New Hampshire, something I never thought I could achieve.
Where he has helped me the most is growing up and making real life decisions. I left UNH my second semester to deal with family issues. When I came home he was there for me not only for support in tough times but with helping me make choices to better myself, getting my degree and make something of myself. I had settled for making $12 an hour and working 40 hours a week. He helped me realize that I was better then that and how important it is to go to school and get your degree. I am forever grateful for that and I know that I can always count on Coach V to have my back and best interest in hand."