Posted on: February 11, 2009 11:54 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2009 12:24 pm

The Best Coach You Never Heard of

There is a man who has been working with young men in basketball crazy Indiana for 46 years now. His teams have ranged from great to average, but his players have all loved him.  No record were kept but his wins must be in the hundreds. He is Irv Polk and he started Youth For Christ in Elkhart Indiana just a few years after Billy Graham was the first Executive of YFC nationally.  Irv has won many young men and women to Christ with a heart that longs for people to know the truth, that Jesus loves them dearly and he gave his life so all people would have the opportunity to live with God forever.  I write tonight about Irv Polk, one of the godliest men I have ever known, to ask for your prayers. If you are a beliver and you pray, pray for Irv.  Irv is fighting pancreatic cancer right now, but at age 74 he is still working, still ministering. He is living the verse "to live is Christ and to die is gain."  Just take a moment and ask God for His will to be done. Ask for Irv's healing.  We need good "coaches" like Irv around Indiana.

Posted on: November 1, 2008 2:17 pm

Hoosiers WILL NOT finish last in the Big Ten

We all know how completely depleted our past coach has left the Hoosier Basketball Team. But we have more than hope for next year. We have this year. No, I am not predicting a surprise win in the Big ten Tourney (but wouldn't that make a great movie?) but I absolutely do not believe these talented young men and a dynamic coach will finsh dead last.  I believe that tradition and great coaching and higher expectations will allow this team to develop rapidly and win enough games to keep them out of the Big ten cellar.  These young kids, when given playing time, will develop quickly. By mid-season, they will be more like sophomores.  I joke about the Big Ten Tourney, but think about the noise they could make, with no expectations and all their yourthful exhuberance....they could upset some teams.  I'm in nthe investment business, they say Buy quality when its low...BUY IU.  There are too many overworked sports journalists out there that are only paying attention to the top 3 teams in the Big Ten.  They are not doing their homework. Things will be fun to watch if we keep realistic expectations.  Indiana will turn some heads and make some opposing coaches furious, because they were supposed to cream the crimson this year...and they just might not. Go Hoosiers!
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