When you teach or coach you always hope that you are the teacher or coach you remember from your own childhood who made a difference. There is no more purposeful or rewarding calling – it is the best job in the world. I usually take it on faith that I have done more good than harm with my students and players over the years, but this week I received a package that made me so proud.
A collection of my former basketball players from New Orleans, now adults in their own right, took the time to put thoughts to paper in support. Their words mean so much to me, and are a reminder of how wonderful it is to be a teacher.