Once a Gonzaga Coach, Always a Gonzaga Coach
Michael E. Warner ’53
A gridiron standout for the Eagles in high school, Mike Warner returned to Eye Street to coach football and teach history. Even after moving to Roanoke, Virginia to pursue a career opportunity and to raise a family with his wife, Carolyn, Mike remained deeply passionate about his alma mater. He generously supported every school appeal and rarely missed a class reunion, Carmody Open, or football game against rival St. John's. Many times over the years, he would pick up the phone and check in with his coaching buddies Joe Kozik, Dick Myers, Maus Collins, and Danny Costello, just to keep up with the latest happenings around Eye Street. It was clear that Mike Warner loved the Eagles. Along with his many other gifts to the school, he purchased a life insurance policy that named Gonzaga as owner and beneficiary. Mike passed away in 2013 leaving a generous Gonzaga legacy. The football office is named in his honor.
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