“He and Sheryl have been more like family. I didn’t know anything about coaching before I came here, but I’ve learned more about life from him than anything else.
“He’s just a good person.”
Brown stood admiring his buckle, an award he said will always stand out above others.
“I may just put it in the trophy case where I can look at it all the time,” he said. “I might wear it some, but not too much.
“This really is something special, and as much as they appreciate me, I appreciate each one of them just as much or more.”