“South Alabama is fortunate to have had such a transformative leader. President Moulton was a genuine visionary and had a remarkable ability to reach out and include everyone in the process of creating the South Alabama that exists today. I am truely thankful for the time I knew him and his legacy will live with all of the South Family; past, present, and future. He will always be missed.” SGA President 2010-2011 Kimberly Proctor says working with Gordon Moulton helped make her a better leader. “His vision, love, and dedication to our great university will never be forgotten. It was an honor to be able to work with him.” SGA President 2011-2012 Colin Al-Greene recounted a fun memory of Moulton. “I remember the day we were rolling out the Jag Bikes. Everyone who was taking part in the ceremony started riding them down the hill next to the Mitchell Center. I didn’t know they didn’t have hand brakes, and I couldn’t slow down. President Moulton yelled out; “Colin, you’ve got to pedal backwards!” Definitely saved me from crashing.” SGA President 2012-2013 Parker Chastain says Moulton was by definition, a champion. “President Moulton was always a fighter. From his pursuit of state funding to his battle with cancer. He never stopped being a champion for the students of South.He truly cared about this University, and not only made it what it is today but set it on a course to grow into something even greater.” Current SGA President Riley Davis seeks prayers for his family. “”It has been such an honor to be part of the institution in which President Gordon Moulton helped build. President Moulton has been such an inspiration to myself as a student and a student leader.
USA student government leaders, faculty senate mourn loss of Gordon Moulton
They grow up with grandma raising them, or somebody raising them. First time they’re told when to go to bed, when to get up, when they get to class is when they turn 18 years old and come to college. “It’s a challenge that we’re not only dealing with as a coaching staff of a football team, but everybody in the country is.” As you can imagine, the big, big boys of college football are better equipped to deal with this, at least as far as size of support staff goes – Holliday figures that the Alabamas of the world have four or five people on the staff who do nothing but tend to those issues. Then again, less might be more. The staff in the Shewey Athletic Building is smaller, but players have better access to coaches, right up to Holliday. Over the years, a few players have cited such an atmosphere as a reason they came to Marshall. “We’ve got us as coaches, and I’m glad,” Holliday said. “That’s what I love about coaching, being able to take those kids and get them to where they’re supposed to be and get them living right and making great decisions, and winning football games. So it’s all good.” nn This does not mean I am joining the chorus begging schools to pay football players a “stipend,” which sounds harmless but will inevitably spiral out of control. Those kids are getting paid, and are paid pretty well. They get tuition, housing, books, a meal plan, medical care, a well-supervised conditioning program, first dibs on class registration, the adulation of the community (if everything goes right) and, if they are blessed enough, training for a professional football career. Have I forgotten anything else? But here is where my free-market leanings kick in: By what authority does the NCAA – more precisely, its member schools – have to impede its players’ making a buck on the side?