Jul 242013

By Sam Conner
Winslow Hall of Fame football coach Emil Nasser will be one of four individuals and a family honored at the Flagstaff Sports Foundation 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Little America ballroom.
Nasser is a legendary coach who not only coached football, but also track and baseball at Winslow High School. He served many years as an official of football and basketball, and was an Arizona Athletic Association commissioner. He supervised the swimming pool for many years, and was deeply involved in the community of Winslow in many ways.
He graduated from Arizona State College at Flagstaff, which is now Northern Arizona University. He was a star football player there, and was active in many activities in the college and the city of Flagstaff.
Others being honored include Joe Ridden, a well-known Flagstaff golfer; Tyron Johnson, an athlete and coach; Sturgeon Cramer, another noted athlete and coach; and the Auza family, which included many talented Flagstaff athletes.
The banquet is slated to being at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 with cocktails, followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Persons wishing to attend should call John Birkett at (928) 606-0677 or email SportsFoundation @Q.com.
Proceeds from the banquet will be used to support local youth sports.