Friday, April 27, 2007

Another "Tray" for Niners' Goldwire

Leemire Goldwire's busy off-season just got busier and noisier.

Goldwire, a junior shooting guard for the Charlotte 49ers, will celebrate his two-year wedding anniversary in July and he is working on wrapping up the spring semester with final exams.

Student, athlete, husband, what else is there? How about father?

Goldwire and his wife, Lakin, welcomed their first child on April 19 with the birth of their son, Leemire Goldwire III, who weighed in a 6 pounds 9 ounces. Both mother and son are doing well.

"Before having the baby, Lakin and I had already had a great relationship. We worked through arguments but with a marriage and school it was a lot of adjustments. Now, I wouldn't change it for anything in the world."

Goldwire III's nickname is "Tray," which prompted a question as to whether the name was influenced by his father's propensity at taking the 3-pointer.

"Nah," Goldwire said as he started to laugh. "It's only fitting because he is 'the third.' But it could work either way."

Goldwire said he is very excited about his upcoming final season at Charlotte.

"I can't wait for the season to start so all of us can get together and start playing," he said. Lamont (Mack) and Charlie (Coley) and DiJuan (Harris) are going to be great additions. We have big Phil (Jones). We're going to work hard, I will make sure of that."

Goldwire said he was relieved coach Bobby Lutz elected to remain with Charlotte, rather than take an offer from South Alabama.

"I am very glad he stayed. I did not want to play for anybody else and I told him that," Goldwire said. "I know the coach takes responsibility for the team, but it was the players that led to our bad season this year. We didn't take responsibility."


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lee!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lee. Now remember to drop Trey off in the student section so he can cheer with us!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lee! I was wondering how your wife and baby were doing. Certainly in our thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lee.

The more I see & hear from this guy, the more he resembles one of the few positives from last season.

The guy deserves a memorable Sr year ------- Hope it happens.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lee! Guy really is a class act. Humble off the court, but a dangerous competitor on. Hopefully his senior campaign will be a great one!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lee! Great to have another Niner born and bred.