In my lifetime, I have never met a gentleman with a higher character, work ethic and class than Edward Rall. My husband coached with him at Boyle County HIgh School in the 70s and 80s. Ed Rall was the hardest working, most passionate, loving coach that I have ever seen. We just visited another coach of that era, Rev. Ken Cutrer, who shared a story of a Boyle boy who was on the wrong path for many years. He told Ken that it was the influence of Coach Rall that years later finally made him decide to leave that lifestyle and become a minister. Ed doesn't even know this story. A teacher and coach's influence never ends.
Centre College's decision concerning Ed Rall is a stain on the college. I have no doubt that the majority of the people of Danville, Centre faculty, and his friends realize the quality of individual of Ed Rall. He will land on his feet and go on, but will the reputation of Centre College?