Souza remembered as one of better coaches

Oh my God! I am shocked at the Oct. 31 article in The Maui News.

I have umpired MIL for 30 years in Maui and Ryan Souza represented one of the most calm and knowledgeable coaches I have dealt with during all these years. With tears in my eyes, I am remembering the many games I experienced his manner of dealing with the student athletes as well as the umpires who worked his games.

My prayers extend to the family and know that Ryan will always be remembered as one of the better coaches in the years I have been involved with sports on Maui.

Bob Straub