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True meaning of 'coach'

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“Coach.”

A title used every day. A job sometimes taken for granted. Yet a job and title with potential profound influence.

I lost a coach the other day; many of us did. And when I heard the news, I wept, knowing that this special coach had now left this earth. I will miss him sorely.

To be clear, Scotty Robertson was not really a personal coach of mine, at least in the sense of athletics. Although he showed his talents for over 46 years on the hard courts of high school, college and the professional ranks, he was more than a basketball coach. Far more. And wittingly or unaware, he coached many, many of us with his life, example and love of others.

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