Aug. 29, 2012
Have you been to a Marshall event lately? I'll bet if you look around, you will fine Mike Stapleton somewhere. Mike started cheering for the Herd in the fall of 1984.
He can still remember the game.
"It was Stan Parrish's first game as head coach, versus West Virginia Tech," Stapleton said.
Since then Mike has missed three home games over a 27-year span ... that's one game every nine years.
Over the years, Mike has formed some amazing friendships with not only a lot of other diehard Herd faithful but with some of the most tenured coaches at Marshall.
"I have a great relationship with many of the MU coaches," Stapleton said. "I have been good friends with (head track and field coach) Jeff Small since my days of working in the MU Ticket Office (1995-2001)."
Mike is a 2000 graduate of Marshall, earning his degree in Computer Technology. He currently resides in Barboursville and has works in the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Huntington.
From season ticket holder in basketball and football to the coaches' shows every week at Gino's, if it has to do with Marshall University athletics, there is a good chance Mike just might be there!
Favorite Marshall Athlete: Eric Kresser, Eric is a great person, great friend, and was a great representative of Marshall University.
Favorite Marshall Moment: The night of the 1997 MAC Championship game against Toledo, when Randy Moss made that amazing juggling catch.
Why do you give to the Big Green? Marshall Athletics is the future of our university and without the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, Marshall's successes would not be possible.