Managers On A Mission has been blessed to receive its first major Clean Out For A Cause donation. Following his firing as Head Coach at the University of MN, Coach Smith has teamed up with a couple of his former MN Men's Basketball Managers to maximize the impact of his used/excess apparel as he transitions to his new role as Texas Tech Red Raiders Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
MOAM is extremely thankful to Coach Smith and his wife Donna for their willingness to help build the future of MOAM through their donation. Coach Smith’s recent transition from coaching at the University of Minnesota, sponsored by Nike, to Texas Tech, sponsored by Under Armour, led to this generous donation. Highlights of Coach Smith’s donation include dozens of shorts, shirts, polo's, footwear and other items all Coach's typically receive to help promote their team and official sponsor.
A donation to Managers On A Mission from Coach Smith is not unexpected. He has always been extremely supportive of helping his student managers grow in their careers. In 2008 Coach Smith had this to say about the importance of student managers to his program, “They probably have as tough a job as anybody. We could probably do without a couple players, but we couldn't do without our managers.”
Many of Coach Smith’s former managers are continuing to climb the coaching ranks and experience success inside and outside athletics. This aligns Coach Smith’s beliefs and faith with MOAM’s Vision of raising up the future leaders of sport committed to properly aligning their love of sport with God’s heart.
MOAM looks forward to continued support and guidance from Coach Tubby Smith. He recently had this to say about MOAM, “Our student managers are often some of the most selfless individuals, committed to serving our entire program in almost every capacity. I am thrilled to see MOAM providing them the opportunity for personal development while engaging them in service to others on both a domestic and international scale.”
Further information on how to show your support of Managers On A Mission and Clean Out For A Cause here.