King High School Coach Jim Reynolds (CREDIT: Detroit Free Press)
Inspiration can come from a lot of different places, but high school and college coaches have a special grip on a lot of young athletes.
One of those guys is Jim Reynolds, who has been the head football coach at King High School in Detroit for 32 years.
This past weekend, the King High School Crusaders became the first city school to win the Michigan state championship.
But Reynolds is even more successful in the way that he's inspired dozens of young men beyond the football field. One of those men is former Columbia QB Jeff McCall. It was Reynolds who first suggested the Ivy League could be a possibility for McCall, who at the time had never even heard of Columbia.
Now McCall is about to get his MBA.
It's all discussed in this article. (Note, the piece was written just before King won the state championship game. The article about that game is here).