STEP FOUR: Motivate From Last Year’s Tribulations
There is nothing wrong with a little tribulation in life. In fact, it’s a necessary component to great achievement. The path to scientific discovery lies in failing, but then learning why the results did not meet expectations. So too, military service begins by setting impossibly difficult conditions to individuals. That shared consternation builds teamwork purely from the survival of shared adversity.
So, it’s no leap of faith to assert that the University of Washington Men’s Basketball Team is as much a family as it is a group of athletes. These young men had to endure and embrace the struggles of last season in the belief that this year will be better.
Matter of Huskies’ Pride
Pride emanated throughout the University and fan base as David Crisp, Carlos Johnson, Matisse Thybulle, and Noah Dickerson reiterated their commitment to the University of Washington. That recommitting has weeded out the weak hearted. Now, this is a group of young men whose passion to achieve is fully aligned.
This is not a team of one and done’s. In fact, this may very well be the start of full four-year basketball players with the University of Washington Huskies.
Coach Mike Hopkins is more than just a coach who wants to win short term. He recognizes the responsibility entrusted to him as the head coach of a major NCAA basketball team. His style will encourage players to remain in the NCAA.
That is a very good thing.