SEATTLE – Carol James had just arrived in Seattle when she first met the man so many University of Washington athletes came to know as “Uncle Ab.”
Carol, the wife of the late Washington coach Don James, had just landed at SeaTac Airport with their two daughters after Don had accepted the Huskies’ head coaching job prior to the 1975 season.
And there was Abner Thomas.
“He said, ‘follow me,’” Carol said during a public memorial service on Thursday for Thomas, who died on July 27 at age 86. “And I’ll tell you, when Abner tells you to follow, you follow.” Read more »