Bill Sweet, a boys soccer coach at Bristol Eastern High School for almost 40 years, said Lautier always managed to find a theme in a game - even picking up on a seemingly unimportant development that later became significant - that he used to thread through an article to give it a flavor of more than a win or loss.
"It's entertaining," said Sweet
made a story out of it."As an English teacher, Sweet helped develop a special course to encourage reading called "Sports World and its Heroes."Sweet
used Fenway Voices in the class.Students loved it, said Sweet
, who said parents and grandparents also got absorbed in Lautier's book."Even the Yankee fans would read it," said Sweet
was busy, he
found time to come in and talk with Sweet's
English class."Jack always carried his load with dignity," said Sweet