BYU athletics: Longtime Cougar trainer dies at 78

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  • Chucky
    April 29, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    This man is amazing. His hands were magical in the healing process. He really knew his stuff.

  • bluebloodcoug
    April 29, 2010 10:13 a.m.

    I blew out an ankle playing basketball in the mid 1980s and I was supposed to be in the finals of a dunk contest to be held at the Salt Palace during halftime of the Jazz vs Laker game 2 weeks later. I went to Marv and to see what could be done and if there was any way I'd be able to run and jump in such a short time with my ankle the size of a softball and all green and blue. He pulled out a bag of Red Man chewing tobacco and said "This is what tobacco was meant for, not chewing." He wrapped my ankle covered in tobacco leaf. The next day the swelling was all but gone as well as the discolor. I had movement in the joint. He treated me for the next two weeks. By the date of the dunk contest I was able to run and jump. It was tender and not 100% and I had it taped but I was able to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime event that I'll never forget. Thanks to the knowledge of this man. Thanks Marv, you will be missed.

  • rlsintx
    April 29, 2010 8:58 a.m.

    What a great guy. I met him while working for the Universe at BYU, and his daughter Echo there too. Best Wishes to the Family.