Strickland gift

Retired Coach W.D. “Papa Bear” Strickland received some of the grass at Bear Stadium as the natural playing surface is being removed to make way for the installation of artificial turf.  Strickland helped plant the grass and was the first curator of the original Bear Stadium turf. As head football coach and athletic director, he spent lots of Thursday nights before games mowing it with just a Snapper. The community thanks him for his dedication.