More on the death of Harold Kivett, long-time baseball coach for Eastern Randolph American Legion Baseball

Posted by Andy Durham on August 8, 2012 at 10:34 am under Amateur | 2 Comments to Read

from Dennis Garcia at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune newspaper(www.courier-tribune.com):

RAMSEUR — Harold Kivett spent most of his life doing whatever he could to assure the athletes at Eastern Randolph High School had whatever was needed in order to be successful. Whether it was in the coaching ranks, helping build facilities or lending a helping hand in numerous other areas, Kivett was there to provide whatever was needed.

The Eastern Randolph community lost one of its most respected sports enthusiasts as Kivett passed away due to bone cancer Monday night at age 83.

“I just don’t know how to put it into words,” longtime Eastern Randolph Post 125 Athletic Director Grady Lawson said. “He loved working with young people and he was dedicated to the Eastern Randolph programs. He was just top of the line.”

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  • Andy Durham said,

    On Coach Harold Kivett from Kevin Callahan, former head baseball coach at Southeast Guilford High School:

    Coach Kivett was a mentor and friend. Thirty years ago I had the opportunity to
    work with him. It was at the start of my coaching career. Coach Kivett taught me
    alot. He taught me how to teach the game, play the game hard, respect your
    opponents and most importantly respect the game of baseball. Coaching 24 years at
    SE whenever we played ER, the first person I’d seek out before and after each game
    was Coach Kivett. Winning or losing did not seem to really matter just those few
    minutes to talk and update how our families were doing I’ll remember the most.
    Coach Kivett loved baseball and Eastern Randolph, not sure which one more. Our
    prayers are with the Kivett family and the ER community. May you rest in heaven
    coach and watch all the games you want.

  • Charles Pannell said,

    Harold Kivett loved the kids he coached. He was a class act and knew the game of baseball. He was one of the toughest to beat on the field that I ever had the priveledge of coaching against. He and guys like Charlie Teague were old school.They would find a way to beat you. Ask Lynn Coble about the first time he coached against Harold at ER and the squeeze play Harold pulled to win the game in the bottom of the 7th.
    Harold you were loved by my family and many others —- You will be missed —- With that glorified new body I bet you and Charlie Teague are playing one heck of a game for the Lord’s pleasure. Charlie Pannell