Former Sterling College Basketball Player Jason Finister Passes Away
July 30, 2010
Houston, Tex. - Sterling College alumnus and former basketball player, Jason Finister, passed away on Thursday, July 29 in Houston, Texas at the age of 24.
Finister graduated from Sterling College in December of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Theatre Arts with a Communications Emphasis. At the time of his death, Finister was an assistant men's basketball coach at Tomball College in Tomball, Texas.
During the 2007-2008 season and 2008-2009 season, Finister played basketball for the Sterling College Warriors varsity basketball team. While playing for the Warriors, Finister averaged 2.56 points per game while appearing in 40 games.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Dean Jaderston remembers Finister's time on campus fondly. "We will all miss Fin. He was the player that everyone liked and connected with. He played through sickness and injury and never complained. I can still hear his laugh and that deep voice of his."
"One memory stands out...we put in an out-of-bounds play for him. When he got the ball, it was "Fin Time"! We loved "Fin Time" and we loved Jason. We will miss him greatly."