“He’s the reason I am who I am today,” said junior forward Luka Garza.
“He taught me the game, he taught me how to be a great person. He’s always my role model and someone I look up to. When I go back home, he’s my trainer. You know, he works me out, we go through film, we do everything. He’s almost a friend as much as he is a father.”
“My dad means a lot to me,” added sophomore guard Joe Wieskamp. “Going throughout this whole process, he was there for me every step. He’s been a role model for me growing up. And just everything I’ve been through he’s been right there along my side, so just very happy to have him. He’s a great father.”