Sandler rocked by blast from Central past
By KATHRYN MARCHOCKI
New Hampshire Union Leader | July 12. 2013 8:35PM
Adam Sandler, wearing a Central basketball jersey, poses with Katie Couric and his old Central physical education teacher, Don Tibbetts (second from left) after their appearance on Couric's daytime talk show. The show aired Friday. (DISNEY/ABC)
"That's my old gym teacher!" a delighted Sandler said. The two hadn't seen each other in years.
Having Tibbetts for a teacher was "like having a friend in school," Sandler said.
Tibbetts, for his part, said Sandler was "like a little gnat as a freshman....He'd be everywhere."
Sandler was joined on stage by Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek and Shaquille O'Neil, who also starred in the sequel comedy, "Grown Ups 2." The movie opened Friday. It features a set recreation of the exterior of the Red Arrow Diner, a Manchester landmark.