Coaching Beyond the Game . . .

The stillest water at greatest depth has much in common with a recent retiree at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Dr. Chet Sample also runs deep, having provided exemplary leadership that encouraged scholarship ahead of intercollegiate athletics. That said, he’s as rare as a spotless leopard, helping students focus first on the goal of college graduation, then on athletics. Along the way, he earned the respect of EVERYONE--student athletes, parents, colleagues, alumni and the rest—even opponents on the basketball floor. On the big canvas of life, he painted potential in vivid colors, with scoreboards and statistics relegated to the background….
 
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