A great coach and friend

I was also very privileged to meet up with the then quarterbacks coach of the Green Bay Packers, Steve Mariucci.  Steve was another gentleman who took time out to greet fans from England and invited us to his house for afternoon tea, an event that used to happen in England and his lovely wife, being from England, extended this invitation.

Margaret & Gayle Mariucci

From memory, I believe that Gayle was born in Brighton, England, but memory does fade over the years.  We had a marvellous time with the Mariucci family and my only regret is that I have lost touch with them.  Gayle served tea in wonderful china cups and teapot with assorted cakes as they used to do in England in times gone by, wonderful memory

With the Mariucci family for afternoon tea

A fantastic line-up after practice in 1994

From L-R: Mark Brunell, Terry Ainsworth, Ty Detmer, Brett Favre & Steve Mariucci

Ray Nitschke thought this was fantastic and asked for a copy of the photograph


© Soccer Nostalgia

Design: David Ainsworth