What came next? Don Webster guided Shepard football team to seven playoff appearances in 14 seasons at the helm.
- Ken Ryan
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Don Webster learned a lot more than earth science from longtime Brother Rice teacher and baseball coach George Sedlacek. “He was a great teacher and wonderful human being,” said Webster, a 1966 Brother Rice graduate. “I remember sitting in class watching him, thinking wouldn’t it be great to have as much fun as he’s having and get paid for it. "When I came to the realization that I wasn’t good enough for the professional ranks, I went into teaching and knew I would like to coach. I was fortunate as a young man that I decided very early what I wanted to do.” Webster played one season of baseball for Sedlacek, who won 616 games and guided the Crusaders to their lone state championship in 1975. Webster would go on to play four seasons of …
Reliving the Glory Days: Don Webster, a 1966 graduate of Brother Rice, shined in football and baseball before successful career at Purdue.
- Ken Ryan
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Don Webster is grateful that he had some height when he first attended Brother Rice High School as a freshman. That proved to be the criteria necessary to start what would become a remarkable football career for the 1966 graduate. “I went out for football freshman year and there were only 10 uniforms left, so the guys that didn’t already have one were told to stand in line from tallest to shortest,” Webster said. “I happened to be one of the tallest guys, so they gave me a uniform. That’s the only reason I made the varsity that season.” While his first season was relatively uneventful, he would go on to become the first all-state player in program history. Webster was a two-way standout for the Crusaders, demonstrating his versatility by …