I'm Curtis Daniel, I'm from Carson, California.. I attended Michigan State on a football scholarship from 1990-1995
I met coach way back in 1991, Coach was kind enough to give me a job whenever I came home for a break.
Didn't matter if it was an Xmas break, a summer break, or spring break, anytime I was home and wanted to werk he allowed me to do so
Being 19 years old, I really didn't know "how to werk"... I use to clock in, go find an empty office to sleep in, or just go home all together
One day coach found out, he pulled me into an empty conference room and he talked to me ..... I'll never forget what he said to me ... He simply asked me "what's the matter, why would you do this to him, he said I pay you fair, I treat you right don't i, there are all kinda of people out there who would kill for ur job"
That little conversation right there changed my life, after that I got to werk early and stayed late, I proceeded to paint all the walls in his building (inside and out )
Coach taught me how to deal with people, he could of and probably should have fired me, but instead he "coached" me thru that little situation
This July the company that I own will be celebrating it's 20th anniversery, and I'm proud to say that coach was one of the few people I called for advice ... And as I sit back and look at how I run and operate my business I can see his influence all over it
I'm so glad I thanked Mr. Bobit every time I saw him or spoke to him, im so happy that I went to see him everytime I came to California, I'm so happy that I told him how I felt about him while he was still here .... I'm so happy I got to see my friend at the rose bowl game and boy were we both happy that our Spartans won
I'm gonna miss my yearly Christmas cards
Rest easy Coach