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.
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.
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.
Think what he could have done as the head coach at BYU
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
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
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
Ingle, you the man! You had the grit anyway!
One of the biggest mistakes BYU ever made was not giving Ingle a chance to
coach... a great, honorable man.
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.