Saturday, January 29, 2011

More than just a Basketball coach

I read on article today about a coach who made a huge impact on the boys who he had coached over the year. He was more then just a coach. He is and has been motivating his team to be the best they can be on and off the court. He has helped many of these inner-city kids make something of themselves (many graduated top of there class in good colleges, some are doctors, some are lawyer, etc.). This coach dedicated himself to the lives of these kids who were never given a chance. He wasn't just an ordinary basketball coach; he was a life coach for many of these boys!

I think this is a truly an awesome story. It makes me tear up a little hearing about this! The impact that this coach has on these boys has really made a difference in there lives. Rather then blowing this kids off like I am sure a lot of people have in the past, this coach gave them a chance and look what most of them have done because this coach didn't give up on them! So that leaves me with one question I have for you all who, like me, are striving to become good counselors: What if we gave everyone a chance like this coach does? what sort of impact will we have on the world?

1 comment:

  1. I love stories like these! Coaches of any type really are in a unique position to effect great change and to instill lifelong positive values in their mentees. I had a track coach like this that I will always be indebted to for always pushing me harder. Great story.


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