Honored to receive the Barefoot Coach of the Year award from Samaritan’s Feet and looking forward to working more with them in the future.
– John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2013
We all know that Cal’s a pretty good guy, but it’s always rewarding to see other people noticing it, too. Coach “raised over $25,000 for Samaritan’s Feet, which provided 1,600 pairs of shoes [to children worldwide],” according to CoachCal.com.
Since becoming the coach at Kentucky, Cal has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for relief efforts in Haiti and New York, and can now add the Samaritan’s Feet award to that already prestigious list. He’d be the last to list all of these things and ask for credit for them, but that’s where we come in.
BCG taught us that being Kentucky’s coach is about more than winning and losing. It’s about being an ambassador for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and using your position for a greater good. Not only has Cal been a championship-level coach competitively, but he’s been a fantastic steward for the reputation of the school, and the state. He doesn’t just “do well,” he does good.
Proud to call him “Coach” today.