Former UA baseball coach Jerry Stitt. Photo by Bruce McClelland. 

 first-team All-American in 1968, Stitt hit .364 and was considered the top defensive outfielder in college baseball. Others chosen to that first team were future New York Yankees All-Star catcher Thurman Munson and Tom Paciorek, who played in the big leagues for 18 seasons. Stitt went on to coach at his alma mater for 24 years.


Greg graduated from Utah State, worked at two Utah newspapers, the St. Petersburg Times, the Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon and moved to Tucson to cover UA football and baseball. He became the Star's sports columnist in 1984.