Recruiting season is one that never lets up for coaches
They're burying Skip Prosser this Saturday in Cincinnati.He died on an office couch a week ago. Of all the places the incandescently nice Prosser shouldn't have died, alone in his Wake Forest basketball office on a weekday morning would have been right up there.
Former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul, at Skip Prosser's funeral, said: "...I never knew this man would change my life forever. He gave us a chance. He cared about us, and he helped us not only grow as basketball players but also as men. Story
A lot of coaches are on the road, and it's the last place they want to be right now. A lot of us coaches go through life with almost total disregard for our health, for our lives because of what's at stake in our careers.
So few kids can change the complexion of a program, so it's hard to justify getting away, taking a few days off. But without [down time], you're going to have tragedies. The pressures are so intense. They eat at you. In our business, winning is relief, losing is agony.