I got to know Bo when I was on the Penn track & field team in the early 1970s. He had been a tenured member of the Penn Phys.Ed department but Penn decided to eliminate the department before I got there. So they made Boo the head of intramurals and since he was a national-level masters competitor in the pole vault, he would train with the pole vaulters during practice. Penn always had good vaulters and decathletes and Boo taught them a lot about the pole vault.
When Penn started its women's track & field team in 1976, Bo served as its first coach for a year or two. It certainly helped get a program off the ground to have a former Olympic women's coach at the start.
One hobby that Boo loved was collecting bottles of all shapes and sizes. I wonder what happened to his vast collection.
A colorful and eccentric guy, a great competitor, and a teacher. One of those people that they broke the mold when he was born. May he rest in peace.