Joe Ferebee

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For Our State Magazine I was assigned to photograph a legendary baseball coach, Joe Ferebee. Before I went to photograph I thought of many ideas and sketched them out. So, on the baseball field and at Joe's house, he saw my ideas and it helped him recreate them.


Anonymous said...

My name is steve cude and I played for coach Ferebee at Pfeiffer in the early 70's. Except for a little fire that has gone from his eyes you captured him very well. Recently attended a suprise 90th birthday for him and about fifty former players. Enjoyed your pictures in the article on him.

Mike Safrit said...

My sister Gina did some family ancestry research and one of her surprise finds was that Coach Joe Ferebee was a cousin on our paternal grandmother's Foster side of the family. We had the pleasure of twice driving Coach Joe to visit a Foster family cemetery in Wilkesboro. What an amazing man he is. In his 90's, he had an amazing memory of and knowledge in many areas, including sports, botany, poetry, etc. I followed his career from my Little League days in the newspapers never realizing that he was a relative. My sister and I will never forget the time we have spent with him and look forward to more. During World War II he trained 2400 young sailors for combat and developed the leadership qualities that made him such a great coach after the war. He is truly a great man. May God richly bless Joe Ferebee!