Coach L Steps to the Line in Shots from the Heart
Any coach can tell you the importance of making your free throws. When it’s the coach himself actually doing the shooting, though, it’s an entirely different story. Last week, Mason head coach Jim Larranaga took part in the Shots from the Heart tournament which pits head men’s basketball coaches across the country in a tournament-style bracket. The objective of the program is to help to create more awareness for the growing problem of Heart Disease and to raise money to benefit the American Heart Association during the 2010-11-season.
Although Coach L was narrowly edged by Vermont’s Mike Lonergan via tie-breakers, it was an intense competition to the end. Watch video from Coach L’s tournament competition below.
The head coaches aren’t the only ones doing work at the line, as there is also an assistant coaches bracket. Both of Mason’s competitors, assistants Michael Huger and Eric Konkol, were a perfect 25-of-25 from the stripe and advanced to the second round. GoMason Blog will keep you posted throughout the tournament as they try to make another run to the Final Four.