Coach Stan Van Gundy’s Meaningful and Impactful Time Teaching Inside a Florida Prison

Coach Stan Van Gundy’s Meaningful and Impactful Time Teaching Inside a Florida Prison

Great work by Joe Vardon of The Athletic in capturing New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Stan Van Gundy’s time spent teaching a Sports in Society class at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Miami Dade County, Florida. Throughout his time teaching in this prison, Coach Van Gundy became fully engaged with many inmates and their stories; Coach even invited his wife Kim, brother Jeff, and other guest speakers to provide a breadth of different perspective. As an opportunity to coach NBA superstar Zion Williamson became more realistic, of course, that’s the job Coach wanted – but the job teaching for free at Tomoka was one he wished didn’t have to end.

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