Trevecca Nazarene University

Local magazine features story of Rob Garrett

The January 2005 issue of Sports Nashville features an article about the late Rob Garrett II, a former basketball player for Trevecca Nazarene University who was killed in a tragic automobile accident a few days before the fall 2004 semester started. This article stands apart from other articles about Garrett because it covers the life that his basketball fans did not see. Interviews with Garrettís coach, his father, and his teammates are the basis of this solid article about the memory of a young man who was recognized as a disciplined, motivated, and strong person. The persons interviewed recall that when Garrett first joined the Trojans, he relied heavily on his individualism to make an impact. Each also noted that as he continued to play he learned the value of hard work and discipline; he learned how to be a member of a team; and he became an inspiration to people on and off the court. In more ways that one, Garrett demonstrated what it means to love people, and he left his mark on the other members of the Trojans basketball team. Even after his death, Rob is an example to his teammates.

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