Coaches Corner has been on WBCK on Saturday mornings for 51 years, live from Jack Pearl's Sports, and Ed Lawrence was the cordial and steady "Unofficial Host" of the show for almost all of those years.  We lost Ed Lawrence on Friday morning, a sudden passing at the age of 80.
I've been affiliated with the show for the last 25 years, as Jack Pearl's moved from the old store on Calhoun Street to the new one on Michigan Avenue.  I'd go down in the Fall to set up the equipment for the season, and head back in the Spring to pack it up.   I always looked forward to being greeted by Ed's wry smile and friendly words.
Ed was one of those quiet heros that had the natural ability to inspire all of us to be better people.
Ed's family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass at St. Phillip is Thursday at 10am.