Buddy Black is going to be the honorary chair of Homecoming this year. He has been an Alumni Association Lifetime Member since 1996.
When I contacted Bud a couple of years ago to congratulate him on becoming the Padres manager, he gave me his cell number and offered to help the Aztecs in any way he could. Ever since I met Buddy back in the nineties, I considered him to be the quintessential Aztec alumnus: accomplished yet humble. Buddy has World Series rings as both a player and a coach, yet he is phenomenally easygoing and levelheaded. He is an avid follower of San Diego State and can be found at plenty of Aztec basketball games during the winter.
Like any big league manager, he knows that even his closest friends and family members will sometimes challenge his daily decision making regarding whether to pull Peavey or pinch hit Hundley. But no one is going to second guess Bud Black’s loyalty to San Diego State.
So, come on out to the Q on October 25th and lend a cheer for a true gentleman who will always bleed Aztec red and black.
For information on SDSU Alumni Association Homecoming activities, visit alumni.sdsu.edu/homecoming.htm.