UV coach earns respect; but schools still fail their athletes



September 26, 2019 - 10:13 AM

UV Coach Tony Bennett congratulates Joe Harris during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

University of Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett did the best a college coach can do last season. His team won the national championship. But after the season, he did something even more impressive. He turned down a raise for his accomplishment.

It’s true — a big-time coach didn’t want another barrel full of money. “I have more than I need,” he said. “I’m blessed beyond what I deserve.”

One online commentator responded to the news with: “Sports hell has just frozen over.”

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