Clem Haskins: breaking barriers by Clem Haskins

By Clem Haskins

Breaking boundaries lines Clem Haskins' lifestyles from his humble beginnings in Campbellsville, Kentucky, to his briiliant functionality in prime Minnesota to the NCAA ultimate 4 and the 1997 substantial Ten convention basketball crown. Haskins unearths never-before-heard tales approximately his taking part in days as an All-American and as head trainer at Western Kentucky collage.

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It's the same place where I'll be buried. I have my spot close to him already picked out for when I pass away. I think of my Dad often, particularly when I get home. He had a tremendous impact on my life and I miss him a great deal. Page 25 Chapter Five Family Matters Family values are so important to me and that's why I've tried to instill those same values into my own children and my teams through the years. Those values have trickled down from my Mother and Dad to all my brothers and sisters.

He had a great, great mind. My Dad could have been a doctor, or a lawyer or president of the United States. I miss that knowledge that he had and wish that there was some way to turn the clock back and recapture it because the lessons he taught us as kids could be put to good use today. That's probably why enjoy "riding" so much today. As parents you never want to admit that your son is a man, all grown up, out on his own. My Dad was pretty realistic. And I give him more credit now than did at the time.

There were several schools around the state where blacks would go to boarding schools to get a high school education. The biggest barrier was the cost. Plain and simple, my grandparents didn't have the money to send Mother and Dad away to boarding school. So many blacks never got an education because of a lack of money, and my Mother and Dad fell into the same category. My Dad was never a slave, but he worked for slave wages. Blacks were free, but the mentality was still that blacks worked for the white man, and they worked for minimum wages.

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