Dr. Vera K. Swade, President of Central Citrus Rotary Club, and Kenneth M. Swade, past President of Central Citrus Rotary Club, recently honored retiring coach Tom Densmore and coach Larry Bishop at Citrus High School. The shadowboxes were presented as a thank you for their consistent support of the lottery calendar, a Central Citrus Rotary Club fundraiser which provides scholarships to graduating seniors who are college bound. Additionally, both of these coaches have also supported the annual Invitational Black Diamond Car Show fundraiser. Proceeds support local charities.
Coach Densmore had an outstanding and stellar career coaching the boys basketball team. He is a man of integrity, honesty and trust. Irrespective of whether his teams were average or exceptional, he molded and guided all these young men to understand that family is first, then school and then sports. What an honor to recognize this fine gentleman, teacher, parent and coach.
Congratulations are in order for Coach Bishop and the brilliant year that his softball team just completed, barely falling short of the state championship. Coach Bishop has accumulated over 700 career wins.