Monica Miller

Brenda, Kasey, Angie, and Billie:
It has been over a month since Bill passed, and I still get choked up when I think adout his absence. Coach Westerman was the first true mentor to enter my formative years at NDA. Not only was he an excellent coach, but he was a true friend and inspiration to me from 1985 to the present day. I fondly remember him calling the combination of myself and point guard Jenny Bessler “Instant Offense”. I went on to play basketball at the collegiate level, but never again experienced a a coach/role model as influential as Bill. I still remember the last time I met with him at Frisch’s in Covington. He praised me for my accomplishment of becoming a doctor and shared with me all that he had recently endured s a patient. I gained a newfound respect and admiration for him and all that he had acheived. I will so miss the man who guided me through layups and life. He was a true gift from God, and I regret not telling him how much he meant to me. I hope that he can gaze down from heaven to read this simple E mail and realize how truly special he was. I will never forget “Mr Bill”.