Driven, quirky, caring -- that's been outgoing Logan High athletic director Tom Rosenthal for 37 years as an educator, 14 years in two stints as A.D. and during a Hall of Fame tenure as wrestling coach at the Fremont school.
The last day for Rosenthal, 61, at Logan is June 27 as he finishes breaking in the new A.D. (not yet announced).
Former Fremont resident John Murphy of Prep2Prep.com -- a prep sports website based in San Jose -- spent time with Rosenthal and chronicles the Pleasanton man's years as coach of the powerhouse Colt wrestling program, his days as a youngster in San Leandro where he worked to overcome a stuttering problem and his more recent years as the head of the powerful Logan athletic program which has won 13 of the last 15 Mission Valley Athletic League all-sports trophies.
And don't miss the anecdotes as Rosenthal's co-workers, for starters describe his "Sleeping With the Enemy"-like neatness obsession.
"Even the pencils in his drawer were all sharpened and facing the same direction. It's that Type A personality, where nothing can be out of place," Logan baseball coach John Goulding told Prep2Prep.
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