Wilbur Sasser, far right, stands with his his wife Beverly, daughter Jessica and grandson Stevan before the dedication of Sasser Field.
...Former head coach Wilbur Sasser was honored Friday afternoon as the Havelock Rams Booster Club formally dedicated Wilbur R. Sasser Field with a wooden sign in front of the goalpost serving as a permanent tribute to the Rams' winningest coach.Sasser
was in high spirits during the brief dedication ceremony, demonstrating his
trademark sense of humor as well as his
, who has a lifetime record of 207-76-2 after taking over as the Rams'
head coach in 1979, said the symbolic gesture will help ease the difficult transition from coaching to retirement.
"It was an unbelievable honor," he
, Havelock won 11 Coastal Conference 3-A crowns and routed its larger rivals to emerge as the Big East 4-A conference champ in 2001 -- a season during which Havelock made the leap from being a 3-A school to a 4-A-dominated conference.Sasser
also piloted the Rams
to six undefeated seasons, including a 35-game win streak that lasted from 1986 until 1989.
But despite all he's
given the team, Sasser
has benefited the most from his
"I was the lucky one for the 25 years," he
The good, the bad and the ugly, that describes Wilbur
said."We're presenting the good here today.