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Colby Basketball: The Story of Swisher will be told forever

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:16 am
by Tom Nolette
The Story of Swisher will be told forever
Colby College announces creation of John "Swisher" Mitchell Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball.

...“I’m the Swisher’s brother,” Mitchell said, and Cousy’s face brightened.

“You’re the Swisher’s brother? Come here and give me a big hug,” Mitchell recalled Cousy saying. “He’s telling me how great the Swisher is, as if I didn’t know.”

Mitchell told that story on Saturday afternoon at Colby College. It was just one of the stories told while the Colby community celebrated what everybody who has ever met John “Swisher” Mitchell knows. How great he is.

Dozens of alumni, friends, and family came out to honor Swisher. The occasion was his recent 90th birthday, but it also was to announce the creation of the John “Swisher” Mitchell Assistant Coach for Men’s Basketball at Colby, the first endowed assistant coaching position in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. In five weeks, close to $1 million was raised for the endowment.

http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/04/22/ ... d-forever/

Re: Colby Basketball: The Story of Swisher will be told fore

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:47 am
by Tom Nolette
Colby MensBasketball‏ @MulesMBB
Enjoy the pix from this wknd's Swish celebration. Thanks to the CMB and @ColbyCollege family for organizing! https://www.flickr.com/photos/colbyalum ... 742171244/ … #Swish

https://t.co/XVKCx3tLHo