Head coach Johnny Dawkins and his UCF Knights took a juggernaut of a Duke team to the brink of NCAA Tournament elimination, but couldn’t get a potential game-winner to fall. Instead, they ended up on the short end of a soul crushing March Madness loss.
While addressing his team in the locker room following the gut punch of an L, Dawkins gave an emotional heartfelt speech that had the entire team in tears and will make you like and respect him even more. Dawkins is clearly the real deal as a coach and as a human.
This speech is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. This is the Tournament. The good and the bad.
“We end in tears…that’s because we’ve invested so much in each other.
— UCF Men’s Hoops (@UCF_MBB) March 25, 2019