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    Default A Man Of The Ash

    I found this great article from 1992 on Bobby Douglas I thought some of you would appreciate. What a story.

    ARIZONA STATE AND OLYMPIC COACH BOBBY DOUGLAS SEES WRESTLING AS HIS CONNECTION TO HIS FOREBEARS

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...11/1/index.htm

    Four feet in front of Bobby Douglas's desk in his third-floor office at Arizona State is the sky. A wall of windows reveals the campus below, a rectilinear oasis of palms, citrus and tawny masonry rising out of a land of pale rose rock. Between the desk and the windows is wedged a single chair. To speak with the 1992 U.S. Olympic wrestling coach, you settle into this seat and wait, because the man is so consumed by college competition, Olympic planning, recruiting, writing and club coaching that he lives a perpetual, unclosable 10 minutes behind schedule.
    You study silver runner-up trophies from the 1989 and 1990 NCAA championships and photos of Douglas and his team rejoicing in the Sun Devils' 1988 victory, the first NCAA wrestling title ever won under an African-American coach.

    Oh yes it was the SI swimsuit issue to boot!

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...e=reader_vault

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    The first wrestling camp I ever went to was a Bobby Douglas camp in Canton, OH. He is a wrestling institution. What is he up to these days? Still part of ISU athletics at all?

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