Most of us have had the good fortune to have that special person or persons come into their life. Most can say it was mom, dad, spouse and children. After that it may be that special friend, teacher, or coach. For me, after mom, dad, wife and children, Tony Napolet fills that special place in my life as that impact person. He was my teacher, coach and then he became a life-long friend. My respect and love for him led me to send my two boys to JFK to play for him. After getting a great education at JFK, my boys played for coach and they, too, found that special person in their life. Years after their graduation, when we talk about coach, a smile comes to their face and fond comments about the impact that Tony had on their young life’s becomes quite apparent. Thank God for coach Napolet. We pray and hope that the coach can have the strength to battle life's ills and pains that afflict him. Hall of Fame? Well deserved! Legacy? Indeed!
If ANY coach from the Mahoning Valley deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, it's Tony Napolet.....all he ever did and all he ever wanted to do, and was successful at it both in Niles and at JFK.....
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