Sunday, January 4, 2015
High School Football: The P.A. Professional
When he was a student at Tulare Union, Harry Kargenian often barged into the counseling office to talk about Redskin athletics to anyone who would listen to him.
Kargenian found an ideal conversation partner in the late Art Williams, a legendary Tulare Union administrator and counselor.
Kargenian loved to bend Williams’ ear about the comings and goings of what was happening with the Tulare Union athletic department.
Williams would oblige Kargenian, until he had enough.
“Harry, get the hell out of here,” Kargenian said of how Williams often ended their frequent talks.
Williams valued Kargenian’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and his communication skills, though.
So Williams found the perfect forum for Kargenian to talk sports in front of a captive audience — he made Kargenian, then a high school senior, the public address announcer of Tulare Union football in 1971.