Former BYU basketball coach Tony Ingle takes championships and laughs into retirement

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  • Wally Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 6:11 p.m.

    One of our great BYU alumni experiences was when Glen Tuckett invited us to travel with the team on their European tour to Italy and Slovenia. Roger Reid was head coach with Lynn Archibald and Tony Ingles as assistants. It was great fun to get to know the players on a more personal basis. Russell Larson, Randy Reid, and Mark Durrant, etc. Roger was always more reserved but a good man. Lynn Archibald was not feeling well because of his terminal cancer, but was a very fine coach and a pleasure to meet. Tony Ingles was absolutely the life of the party. So much fun and skilled as a coach. But the timing was awful when he inherited a very weak team and a tough schedule. I have followed his career rather closely and applaud him for his life of service and accomplishments as a coach, Church leader, and example. His greatest achievement is what he accomplished in the life of the young athletes who he served.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 9:05 a.m.

    Tony Ingle was treated poorly by BYU (as was Roger Reid). For me, the Bateman era at BYU was a particularly low point. I commend Ingle for his success.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 1:48 a.m.

    BYU is not the story here, Tony is. His character stood out when others doubted. He continued to serve in church callings with dignity. He continued to work in the field he chose as a profession, even when things got bumpy. As for being let go at BYU, he was also let go by a small college team where he had won a national championship, and yet he was like that bunny that just kept going ... and going ... and going. I admire him for that.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Aug. 17, 2018 1:16 a.m.

    Think what he could have done as the head coach at BYU

  • FanOf"ChuckARama" Vernal, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 12:24 a.m.

    Don't be announcing your retirement here. Now they are going to send you as a Mission President somewhere. LOL!

    What a neat article on someone who knows what it's like working your way from the bottom to the top and maintaining a positive attitude about everything. The best of luck in your retirement.

  • KimmyP Grantsville, UT
    Aug. 16, 2018 9:33 p.m.

    Just one more scar on the face of the cougars.

    However, Tony Ingle had the last laugh. Good for him. I wish him well in his new career and hope his travels include future engagements in Utah so we have a chance to cheer for him again. 👏

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Aug. 16, 2018 6:45 p.m.

    Tony Ingle is a man I have admired for many years.

    Very seldom do people have the integrity, character, enthusiasm, and sense of perspective that Mr. Ingle demonstrates in his life. His ability to deal with life's trials and keep a happy heart along the way is a great example for all of us.

    Thank you, Mr. Ingle, for the life you have led -- and for what you continue to do in the service of others. So many people appreciate you. . . people you have never met but who know you because of your example.

    I am proud to be a Tony Ingle fan -- just one of so many!!!

    LC

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    Aug. 16, 2018 6:30 p.m.

    Ingle, you the man! You had the grit anyway!

  • toeJam American Fork, UT
    Aug. 16, 2018 6:16 p.m.

    One of the biggest mistakes BYU ever made was not giving Ingle a chance to coach... a great, honorable man.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 16, 2018 3:58 p.m.

    I'm glad Ingle has such a great attitude. BYU didn't treat him fairly, he should have been given a few years to either succeed or fail. I'm happy for him and his successes.