Giving up never an option for this coach

Updated: December 3, 2009, 4:58 PM ET
By Mike Loveday | ESPN RISE

It was 1995 and Paul Rose was wrapping up his 17th season as head soccer coach at Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.) and he was dying. He just did not know it.

Rose had hairy cell leukemia and had been living with it for two years, but he attributed his constant state of exhaustion to job stress and even considered retirement.

"I just didn't have the energy. I'd go home every day and be exhausted," Rose said. "My wife, Carol, said, 'Why don't you just get ...

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