When a dying coach brought his team back to life

Sports are supposed to be a metaphor for life. Sometimes it’s easy to embrace that notion, but often it’s best just to strangle it. When a basketball player makes a game-winning shot, should he be defined as courageous? Shouldn’t that laurel be reserved for soldiers who dive onto hand grenades, or those who wade into danger for rescue? Or maybe for a coach who gave his players peace of mind during his most difficult hours. Every year at this time, I am reminded of such a man. Tom Byron. He coached basketball at Westmont College for only six seasons, but the school has wisely kept his memory alive with an annual basketball tournament. more

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