Letter to the editor: Don’t forget Pete Boone

Posted on Jan 28 2018 - 7:07pm by Pick Scruggs

I enjoyed the article in the Jan. 24 edition of The DM by Jack Bitterman regarding “Athletic Director University.”

It is quite remarkable that three previous members of the Ole Miss Athletics Department are now athletic directors at three major universities. John Hartwell, Danny White and Allen Greene were recruited by and served under Pete Boone when Mr. Boone was athletics director at Ole Miss. Their future success is a tribute to the leadership, guidance and mentoring of Mr. Boone.

This important fact and common thread was omitted by Mr. Bitterman in his article and, in my opinion, was a significant oversight. Not only should we praise those who pass through our system and move on to greater accomplishments, but we should also acknowledge our own alumni who helped make that possible.

Pick Scruggs is a 1966 graduate of the University of Mississippi.