While not necessarily super involved in VEX. Woodie Flowers is credited with coining the phrase Gracious Professionalism. His ideals and engineering course were the foundation of what would become First. And First would go on to create FVC which eventually split to become the VRC competition we all know.
Its sad to see him go. While most of the VRC teams here might now know who I’m talking about, the VEX staff all certainly do.
VEX recognized him for his role in competitive robotics in the Stem hall of fame here.