Dr. and Carol Tueller have been club members since the early years of the Cougar Club and season ticket holders just as long. They are currently Legacy Members of the club and enjoy earmarking their contributions to the Men’s Tennis Team that Vern played on, as well as to other Olympic sports.
Homecoming is an especially significant time for this couple. While attending BYU, Carol won the crown as Homecoming Queen. Among her royal duties was riding on a float in the homecoming parade—a float someone just happened to ask a BYU student athlete named Vern to drive. He was driving the Jeep and she was waving to the crowd; both did a good enough job to impress the other. This is how they met and it was the beginning of a wonderful adventure for this couple that has continued for decades.
While living in California, Dr. Tueller was an admissions advisor for BYU who worked with Tom Gourley. And on many occasions the Tuellers hosted prospective BYU students in their home for interviews.
The Tuellers love the intensity of sports. Among their favorite BYU sports memories are the National Championship Football game and when BYU Basketball won the NIT. However, the Tuellers can be found at more athletic events than just football and basketball. They are big fans of the BYU women’s teams including basketball, volleyball, soccer, and tennis. And they love to take members of their family, young and old, to the games to support the Cougars.
Their love for BYU is now generations deep. Not only are they Legacy donors, but their son, Hal, has served as National President of the Cougar Club, and his brother, David, was the president of Cougar Club’s Idaho Chapter before moving to Provo to take a job at BYU.
We are grateful to the Tuellers for their dedication to BYU Athletics and want to publicly thank them for all they done to continue supporting BYU’s 602 student athletes, helping them to succeed and to make their own special memories of Homecoming.