Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Names In The News

Former Dartmouth captain Cody Press '80 and daughter Christen (from her blog post)
If you are a longtime follower of Dartmouth football and happen to tune in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer from France over the next month or so you may hear a familiar named called.

U.S. forward Christen Press is the daughter of former Dartmouth standout Cody Press '80, a teammate of head coach Buddy Teevens during his days in Hanover. She is a graduate of Stanford.

Cody Press won the Kenneth T. Young Award as the sophomore or junior defensive player who contributed most to the success of the team. Press succeeded Teevens as a Big Green captain in 1979, earning All-Ivy League first-team honors as a defensive back.

Find Christen Press's bio with the American team HERE.
Speaking of familiar names, the new wide receivers coach of Houston's Dallas's to-be-named team in the reborn XFL will be Jarrail "JJ" Jackson, Dartmouth's wide receivers coach from 2006-2011. Jackson's new role was reported by the XFL News Hub, which took it off his Twitter feed.

A former record-setting receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners, Jackson has bounced around a bit since departing Dartmouth with stops at Washington State, Mississippi State, Davidson and most recently at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he coached receivers. (LINK)
It's kind of creepy but there's a new Dartmouth football Wikipedia audio article. You can listen to it HERE. (There are a few delays in the sound, so stick with it if you are so inclined.)

The Curious Son of Sidd Finch, a story centered on a former Big Green offensive lineman who will be graduating from Dartmouth this weekend, has earned author and Dartmouth SID Rick Bender the College Sports Information Directors Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest Award for District I in the "Story with Video” category. If you haven't yet read the story check it out HERE.
And finally, I was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of Terry Cooper, former assistant women's tennis coach for Dartmouth at age 91. (LINK)

I've never seen the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and freely admit I know nothing about it but every time I heard the title I thought of Terry. A proud Main Liner through and through, he always, and I mean always, seemed to have a smile on his face. Even while battling health issues the last few years he never failed to have an upbeat greeting every time I saw him, whether it was at a basketball game in Leede Arena or this spring at baseball. As sad as I am I find myself smiling just thinking about him.