King County Executive Dow Constantine today mourned the passing of former University of Washington football coach Don James, known as the "Dawgfather"
“Through old fashioned grit and an unwavering focus on the fundamentals, Coach James took a Husky program mired in mediocrity and made us National Champions."
"I was there for every game he coached at Husky Stadium, and I think the only fitting tribute to "The Dawgfather" will come when Washington follows in his footsteps and climbs back to the top."
"My thoughts are with the James family, and every player and coach who called him a mentor."
"Farewell Coach. You will be missed.”