John Wooden said “a good coach can change a game…a great coach can change a life”.
Many of George Alexander’s students think he was a great coach. George was a reading specialist in the Susquenita School District for 30 years. He coached baseball, football, and wrestling. He was “old school”, and believed in mastering the fundamentals, hard work, and discipline. He also liked to have fun! He genuinely cared for his students. He wrote many letters of recommendation for those applying to universities, made countless phone calls to college coaches on behalf of Susquenita athletes, and was involved with several scholarships.He was a positive influence in the lives of many students.
Coach Alexander was himself an outstanding athlete. He participated in baseball, football, basketball, and boxing. He was very sociable, and met people he knew everywhere he went. He kept in touch with many of his players, friends from high school, and from his alma mater, Mansfield University. He loved his family and was a great Dad.
This award, funded by his friends and family, is intended to honor his memory by continuing his legacy of helping worthy student-athletes achieve their goals.
This scholarship is a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation.
Student should be a male graduating high school senior of Susquenita High School
Full time attendance at a four-year, two-year college, university, technical or school
Participated in any of the following in high school: baseball, football, wrestling
Plan to play interscholastic baseball, football, or wrestle in college
Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.
This scholarship is a one-time only award.
Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!