Jun 19, 2018
Today, we are going to do something a little different.
Last week, an old high school friend of mine, Andy Avila, who
DJ’s for a local radio station, KZUM in Lincoln Nebraska, asked if
I would attend an interview with our old wrestling coach, Mr.
Thomas Christie. Coach is retiring from Lincoln Public
Schools after 43 golden years and Andy wanted to do something
special to recognize a man who has influenced hundreds of young men
and women to be responsible, motivated adults. His
contributions to Lincoln Public Schools is second to none.
His contributions to Lincoln High Wrestling is unmatched.
I believe I can speak on behalf of any wrestler he has ever
coached….thanks TC. Your leadership and influence made all of
us better men on and off the mat. And for that, we salute you
The following interview was taped live on KZUM 89.3 on June
16th, 2018 and should be credited to Andy Avila aka DJ Aztec.
Also in this interview is Adrian Martinez aka The Champ….who
was a 2 time state champion and who contributed to Lincoln High’s
Team State Title in 1992.
I’ll end this intro with one of my favorite quotes from Coach
Christie, “It’s not how you start the race, it’s how you
Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce, Mr. Thomas