By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Frank Martin is the men’s basketball coach at the University of South Carolina. He is the kind of coach you appreciate if he’s with your team and probably dislike if he’s not. He has a fiery personality and a stare that matches former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit. If you know basketball, you know exactly what I mean.
Martin sometimes has been criticized for being too hard on his players, but most players who “survive” four years with him usually sing his praises.
Martin made a comment recently about kids that has gone viral over the Internet. He said, “You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven’t changed. Kids don’t know anything about anything. We’ve changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We’re the ones that have changed.” [Read more…]