Dick Harmon: Orem's retiring Greg Sheide reflects on how coaching has impacted friendships, life

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  • Heirophanteye Salt Lake City / Salt Lake County, UT
    Jan. 27, 2019 6:26 p.m.

    Greg Sheide was my 10th grade Health teacher 22 years ago! I remember the discussions about puberty-changes and respect for our bodies. He had a motto posted at the front of his classroom that said: "People wont remember what you said but they will remember the way you made them feel." Those words in bright red letters stuck with me for 22 years. Mr. Sheide was easy to learn from because he was so personable. I wish him the best on well-deserved retirement!

  • JohnSGU St George, UT
    Jan. 27, 2019 7:01 a.m.

    I first met Greg through his brother Gary while in graduate school at BYU. Played a lot of basketball with Greg. He never met a shot he could not take. I remember playing in a tournament in with him in Helper, UT. Greg got four fouls in the first half but insisted he could still play. He did. He scored a lot of points to help us win a close game but played matador defense. I sure wish him well in retirement. Anyone that has taught and coached for 40 years deserves only the happiest times the rest of his life.

    Jan. 26, 2019 9:34 p.m.

    Well done coach! Best wishes in your retirement! Go Tigers!

    Jason Gray

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2019 2:58 p.m.

    Good Work Coach Sheide!

    You have helped a ton of kids over the years. You for sure made a huge impact. Thanks for sacrificing all of the hours to help us grow up.

  • Enough is enough! Saint George, UT
    Jan. 26, 2019 1:21 p.m.

    Love this story. Get engaged with the youth and you'll have a more fulfilling life. Enjoy your retirement years, coach.