"My high school basketball coach had a big influence on my life. He always told us to be gentle and kind and to treat people the way we wanted people to treat us. He was that way himself. Kind, but also firm. We knew: what he says, goes. He had a great work ethic too and taught us that you have to work hard for what you want, but that it pays off in the end. I've tried to follow his advice in my life and pass those lessons on to my children."