A Tough Love Story


Kara Harrison says the tough love she used while coaching her younger sister made for some awkward Sunday dinners, but it also helped send Michelle Harrison to the McDonald's All-American Game and Stanford, where she is a redshirt sophomore.

The elder Harrison, who played at Utah Valley State, continues to coach Michelle's old club team, the Utah Sky. Though she doesn't have a player like her younger sister anymore, Kara Harrison adheres to the same coaching values and style.

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Glenn Nelson is a senior writer at ESPN.com and the founder of HoopGurlz.com. A member of the McDonald's All-American and Parade All-American Selection Committees, he formerly coached girls club basketball, was the editor-in-chief of an online sports network, and was a longtime, national-award-winning newspaper columnist and writer. He can be reached at glenn@hoopgurlz.com.