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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Former MU men's hoops manager dies

Rodney Herbert passed away last week. The funeral will be Monday in Morristown. He was very close with this year's senior group, among others, and especially John Bunch and Marques Alston. I know it was a great thrill for him to be part of last year's NCAA team. My condolences to his family and friends.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that is terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

8:32 PM, March 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will be miss Rodney!

9:15 AM, March 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Rodney and his family

11:24 AM, March 19, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

While I did not know Rodney that well, if any of you have any Rodney anecdotes, stories, or how he affected your lives, you may want to share them with us.

12:21 PM, March 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will never forget that story the papers were running last year about the relationship with John Bunch and Rodney. Fabulous story and picture.

Not many people know what an excellent percussionist Rodney was.

God Bless his friends and family.

2:16 PM, March 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An earlier blogger beat me to it -- the Philadelphia Inquirer story while MU was playing Villanova last year was great. It would be wonderful if you, Tony, could somehow find it and get permission to post it here as a tribute.

I'll always remember Rodney cutting down the net at FDU last year, as happy as any of the players, and apparently, as much a member of the team as any of the players.

R.I.P

3:15 PM, March 19, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

The Philadelphia Inquirer story ran last March 19. For those of you with what is called a Nexus account you may access it in that fashion. That's all we can do for the moment.



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3:55 PM, March 19, 2007  
Anonymous Bob Hartman said...

Rodney was an inspiration to all who met him and was just a great young man with a positive mental attitude toward the future...it's a shame that his future was cut short...I'll always remember the suit and tie and the way he went about his business as MU manager. I'm so glad I had a chance to speak to him this season at a game and gave him a copy of last years highlight reel. If, you want to see some pictures of Rodney, as manager of MU, go to our website and look up sports and Monmouth University Basketball...Our sincere condolences to his family.

6:05 PM, March 20, 2007  
Anonymous Hit a free throw said...

Bob what website are you referring to?

3:29 PM, March 21, 2007  
Anonymous Bob Hartman said...

We have a website called
www.focusonnewjersey.com and cover most of the Hawk games each season. Go to sports..then MU Basketball 2005-6 and the Seton Hall game and the last photo of the gallery has Roodney sitting on the bench with the team. He's on the far left...there might be more photos of him but not sure....

9:16 PM, March 21, 2007  

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