I am writing in response to the article on Coach Hamey. As a former student at JDHS, I never had the opportunity to have Mr. Hamey as a teacher, nor was I on the basketball team. I still admired and respected him for his interaction with kids and his dedication to his team. I found him encouraging to all students and all sports. It saddens me that while he was encouraging to so many, he didn't receive help and support when he needed it. Though I am disappointed in his actions, I cannot understand how after 32 years as such a strong force in this community he could be brushed aside in such an unprofessional manner. I wish Mr. Hamey and his family good health and good luck in the future.