Lucky to have Sirko
(Re: “In Coach Sirko Aspen trusts,” Oct. 12)
I wanted to say something a long time ago, but, since I live in Colorado Springs, I thought that this was none of my business. But I am saying something now. Mike Sirko’s success at Aspen High is no surprise to me. In fact, I would have been surprised had it turned out any other way.
My two boys played for Coach for five consecutive years at Rampart here in the Springs. We found him to be all the things that you mention in your article, and more. He knows football, no doubt ” he’s tough, hard-nosed and fundamental. But more than that, he cares about the young men he coaches. And they see and feel that, which is why they will give their all for him. He will develop pride in your program. Your players, your fans and your administration will feel it.
You guys are lucky, because what he will teach the young men will serve them well beyond their football years. The vast majority of Sirko’s former players love him; there’s a reason for that. I’ll bet most of yours will, too.
Henry H. Henderson
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