CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- IT IS A few days before Christmas. Here are Christmas wishes for some of our state's sports personalities:
Continued good health for our state's most popular sports legend, Jerry West. He is now 75 and his free-throw shooting video is being viewed by a new group of fans worldwide.
Also, continued good health for one of our state's most amazing coaches ever, Lewis D'Antoni. The former Mullens coaching great is the patriarch of the royal family of basketball in our state and celebrated his 100th birthday last August.
Enjoyable rounds of golf for our state's most underrated basketball superstar, former DuPont, Marshall and Miami Heat point guard Jason Williams.
The same goes for Vernell "Bimbo" Coles, the former Greenbrier East and Virginia Tech star who had a successful 15-year NBA career.
More punts to return and a copy of James Taylor's classic song "In My Mind I'm Going to Carolina" for Tar Heel return man and former George Washington Patriot, Ryan Switzer.
An NCAA tournament berth for WVU's Bob Huggins and Marshall's Tom Herrion.
Many hoops trips to Morgantown this winter for the man who scored the first basket in the history of the Coliseum, former WVU and Charleston High star Levi Phillips.
A satisfying return to a baseball coaching box for long-time area baseball coach Billy Joe Hicks.
Good winter weather and on-time construction projects for Marshall's athletic director and facilities builder, Mike Hamrick.
A new White Falcons letterman's jacket for state-wide sports talk show host and Wahama grad Garrett Cullen.
A bowl-game win over Maryland in the Terps' final game as an ACC school for Marshall football coach Doc Holliday.
Continued recovery for long-time Greenbrier East basketball coach and athletic director, Jerry Bradley.