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Terry Stigall to speak about the Boston Red Sox at Phi Alpha Theta lecture


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —University of the Cumberlands’ Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta presents the fourth lecture of the 2010-2011 series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in the Bennett Building Auditorium on campus.

Terry Stigall, former head baseball coach at Cumberlands and current instructor in the health, exercise, and sport science department, will present the lecture titled “Boston Red Sox: A Family Tradition.” During his lecture, Stigall will be talking about his life and will make connections with the Red Sox that parallel situations that have happened to the team during his tenure of dedication.

He has been a Red Sox fan his entire life, stemming from his father’s love for the team; he has also passed this fan support to his children. Stigall’s father could possibly be noted as one of the biggest Ted Williams fans of all time, and Stigall will unveil several reasons for being a fan. While discussing how the Red Sox have impacted his life, Stigall will also explain why he continues to support the team.

“Coach Stigall has been in love with the Red Sox all of his life,” said Dr. Eric Wake, chairman of the history and political science department at UC and faculty sponsor of Phi Alpha Theta. €He is truly a fountain of knowledge on their traditions and the students really enjoy his historical views on the team.”

In his office at UC, Stigall has several posters and memorabilia from the Red Sox baseball team that everyone enjoys looking over and discussing. €I have presented this lecture several times and I always have something different to say each time,” commented Stigall. €I am looking forward to sharing with everyone how the Red Sox have had a lasting impact on not only my life as a coach, but as a person.”

The Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at University of the Cumberlands in 1974. The group annually sponsors the oldest continuous lecture series on campus and publishes “The Upsilonian,” a journal that has won the outstanding journal award for schools with less than 150 majors.

The Phi Alpha Theta lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of History at (606) 539-4270.