Terry Hoeppner (1947 - 2007) was the 26th IU Football coach from 2005 - 2007. He brought a great deal of excitement and energy to a flagging program at Indiana University, but was diagnosed with a brain tumor after just a few months in his new job, and died on June 19, 2007.
Don't Quit - a poem by Coach Hoeppner
When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don't give up though the pace seems slow -- You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -- The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems so far. So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -- It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.