A sister school has fallen on hard times and Sterling College Athletic Director Gary Kempf wanted to help. An E. coli outbreak from the Cleveland County Fair hit Gardner-Webb University’s swim team hard by infecting an assistant coach’s wife and daughter. The assistant coach has been taking care of his family for the past month as their daughter remains in the hospital. GWU’s head coach has been splitting his time between the team and supporting the assistant coach’s family. Kempf spent a week at the university to help cover coaching duties and support the GWU team.
“The men’s and women’s swim teams at GWU consist of about 55 swimmers,” said Kempf. “They have four to five 2-hour workouts each day to accommodate the entire team. O