It's part of what makes Delaware special. Three years ago the athletic department included six head coaches who had held their jobs for 25 years or more. Offensive coordinator Ted Kempski is currently in his 25th season. He played for Raymond in 1961 and '62 before accepting an assistant coaching job in '68. "He doesn't remind me of an artist, yet he's very creative," Kempski says of his longtime friend. "He always finds new ways to inspire people." At practice Raymond looks across the field at Kempski and says, "God, to have a guy like Ted at your side, well...."
But Raymond has never painted a portrait of Kempski. Would Kempski like one? "I wouldn't ask for something like that," he says.
Maybe it's time for those old brushes to paint an old friend.