The Ballad of "Z"
By Michael J. Marino
Gather round fellows I'll spin you a tale
Of the legend we all know as "Z."
A teacher of man, a student of life
With a will like the mighty oak tree.
He tested the strength of our bodies and minds
And nurtured them, that they might grow.
He taught us of honor, of pride and good will,
Knowledge that all men must know.
Of winning and losing our game on life's field,
Of hard work and struggle and strife.
The truths that he gave us have guided us well
Through the victories we've earned in this life.
We know him as mentor, our coach and our friend,
A towering man among men.
We hold him, as always, dear to our hearts
Till that time we're together again
Students, fans and family