Comments about Vic Sapp

Posted by Andy Durham on December 19, 2007 at 4:39 pm under Uncategorized | 2 Comments to Read

I thought you’d want to see how much this man meant to this community and to the state.

C Murray said,
on December 12th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

After working with Vic I hope that his legacy will be the players lives that the organization and AAU had a impact on and will continue to do so.

Andy said,
on December 12th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

Thanks for any comments you and would wish to leave regarding Vic Sapp.

He worked hard and was able to do so much to help kids who loved to play basketball. I remember when the AAU boys 10 and Under finals were in Greensboro at the Coliseum back in 1994 and Robert Johnson and Josh Strable were on the Gaters and they made it to the Championship game and faced the Green kid who was with Orlando and later Green, whose dad Sidney Green was in the NBA with the Orlando Magic, any way the Green kid went on to play and star on two Florida Gater teams that won back-to-back NCAA basketball titles.

Vic helped bring all of this to the Coliseum and he did so much to promote basketball and to help kids. So many of the area kids owe a lot to this man and all he did in building the AAU basketball programs.

P Hicks said,
on December 13th, 2007 at 9:10 am

It is a very sad day. Vic has been very instrumental in shaping local and state wide AAU basketball for the past 15 years. He is not only well respected locally, he was one of the top AAU people in the country. He is and will always be one of my best friends. He touch so many kids and peoples lives. He would literally give you his shirt off of his back if you ask him. We all lost a great person.

B. Stanley said,
on December 13th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

Vic made a major impact on my son. My son has been in the Gaters program for three years and grew to respect and love Vic as a mentor and coach. I am sure that many of my son’s accomplishments in the future will be directly related to Vic’s leadership and caring as both a coach and friend.

We wish you well and look forward to seeing up there.

I. Williams said,
on December 13th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Coach Sapp, provided many opportunities for people, he contributed positive efforts toward helping others in basketball, life and challenges. A Coach for people, players, and problems. He united some of the best professionals around to continue the tasks at hand. Thanks for the experience. IcW

Vicki Stewart said,
on December 13th, 2007 at 11:25 pm

I have worked for Vic 10 in a half years. I learned a great deal from him. Most importantly I saw the kind of man he was. A very kind and giving person. His life was basketball the NC Gaters. He lived and breath his organization that he built from the ground with help from very special friends. Vic would do anything for the young kids that played basketball. He was an Icon to so many myself included. It will be very hard to step into his gym and not see or hear him hollaring plays. He has a very special legacy that will live on in his name. My heart breaks that he is no longer with us as a team, teacher and most importantly a friend. I will miss you Vic. I will miss your emails and throwing a hundred things at me to do. I will miss the fun we all shared doing tournaments and making the organization grow. Rest in Peace

Mickey Barnhill said,
on December 14th, 2007 at 11:23 pm

I was greatly saddened upon learning of Vic’s death. I remember his quick smile, his obvious love for sports, and his seemingly boundless enthusiasm. Few of us will have so much influence on so many.

Marcel Webster,Director,NC Wildcats said,
on December 19th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

I was extremely saddened about the news.Vic was very instrumental in our organization becoming what it is today.I do not think we all realize how much of a positive atmosphere Vic made AAU basketball in North Carolina.Also,Vic was a guy that knew your name, and always treated our organization with complete fairness.Vic knew the work it took to run a AAU club, and always gave me right path in order to keep my organization under AAU standards.Vic made the NC Gaters the “standard”. GOD is getting a good man…………Rest in Peace,Vic.We all will miss you………..


  • CoachP said,

    I really don’t know the words. To put it simply, he changed my life. I’ve known Vic for almost 15 yrs. As a player, you had to love Vic. He really made you feel like you were doing something great, playing for the Gaters. He was always so proud of us, and showed it. We got to know each other as men, when I came back and started coaching with him. His work ethic stands unmatched. If our guys played as hard as he coached, we’d have to make banners smaller or build a bigger gym. Vic, I will miss you more than words can express. I lost a friend, a mentor, and a coach. I bring you with me into every gym, every locker room, and every referee’s @#% as long as I live. I’m so proud to have been on the bench with you, when we won the National Championship…. in what would become your last game. I will always appreciate that experience, along with every other one God blessed me with. I don’t know what Mich Ultra is gonna do without you, man. Rest in Peace my friend, I love you always. You’re gonna be proud of me Vic, watch….

  • keegan said,

    good call marty. i forgot how much he loved ultra. i really do miss that man.