How is your March Madness bracket looking? We're finally staring down the last game of the season, with Gonzaga and South Carolina set to compete against each other in the National Championships on Monday, Apr. 3, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Even if basketball isn't your sport, the excitement surrounding the tournament will inevitably draw your attention as it nears its peak moment. Have you ever been on a team? Any kind of team — sports, the arts, recreation — shares a similar bond of camaraderie, support, commitment, and passion. It's the people you surround yourself with who share the same values and interests that encourage you to be better at what you love, and to be better for other people, for your teammates and companions. There is no one more suited to instill these values than a coach.
Coaches share a special connection with their players, students, and teams; they are teachers, friends, and mentors. Whether you're a basketball fan or not, you can't deny the wisdom of a coach who has seen teams through entire seasons of lessons learned, highs and lows, losses and championships. Take these quotes from select famed coaches in the basketball arena to share on social media during March Madness and spark inspiration outside of bracket predictions.