By Robert Przybylo
I was saddened to learn today that Tulsa World preps writer John Ferguson is retiring after 35 years.
I’ve only been with The Oklahoman two years now, so I only know Ferguson from this time period. But I tell you, he’s one of the most “real” people I’ve met. Just a real good guy.
You always knew he was genuine. In talking to John Klein for today’s piece, Ferguson openly admits he wasn’t thrilled about covering girls basketball until he got to know the people associated with the game. But once he did, chalk it up to another event he loved to cover.
It’s a personal loss to me because I’ve enjoyed talking with Ferguson about the high school tennis scene the last two years as well as the local and national horse racing scene.
In fact, that’s what Ferguson plans on doing: writing horse racing projects and stuff like that.
At least he’s able to go out on his own terms. Hope nothing but the best for Ferguson in the future and hopefully I’ll see him around during All-State week coming up.
For Klein’s full story on Ferguson, here ya go.