Although they may be rivals on the court, several college basketball coaches are coming together during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Florida to complete a Habitat for Humanity project.
The 25 coaches, representing 10 conferences from across the nation, will be serving at the Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County’s ReStore Warehouse during the Friday of Final Four weekend.
A service project of this stature offers a unique opportunity for coaches who want to give back to the host city during the festivities of the Final Four weekend.
“In talking to some of my closest colleagues we wanted to give back to the city that is hosting the Final Four and do it together which has never been done before,” Lipscomb assistant women’s basketball coach Courtney Locke said.
Locke says that without the effort of many people, the project would not have been able to become a reality.
"I would like give a huge thanks to Melissa Jay from Habitat of Humanity for organizing the project and Kevin MacConnell, Director of Business Development for Academy buses, who is providing transportation to the site,” Locke said. “Most importantly I would like to thank each coach that has committed to serve and give their time."
The national semifinals take place on Sunday and the championship game is on Tuesday.
If anyone is interested in helping with the cause, you can contact Locke through email at firstname.lastname@example.org