I’m not sure if Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is going to survive March Madness. Earlier in the week, when his team won the Sun Belt Conference tournament and clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 14 years, Hunter tore his Achilles while celebrating!
Hunter had to coach from a chair during yesterday’s game against favored Baylor but still managed to find a way to almost injure himself worse. His son, R.J Hunter, scored 12 points in the final 3 minutes and hit a deep game-winning 3-pointer to upset #3 Baylor and cause his dad/coach to fall out of his chair.
“I can’t feel anything,” said Coach Hunter after the game. “This is surreal. This is unbelievable. I know when I get to bed tonight, everything is going to hurt. But this is unbelievable.”
But he did feel something and that was pride as a Dad.
“It was a great game, but I’m not going to coach, I’m going to be Dad right now,” said Hunter, who fell off his se “This is my son. Proud of him. … I haven’t been able to do that for three years.”
R.J being the good kid that he is said “we gotta get back for my Dad’s chair!”
As for me, I need a tissue.