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Video: Miami coach brings grandkids to presser

Posted on: November 22, 2011 11:25 am
Edited on: November 22, 2011 11:27 am
By Matt Norlander

Armed with the curiosity of a European pickpocketer, the grandson of Miami University head coach Charlie Coles stole the show at the team's post-game presser Monday night.

Coles brought two of his grandkids to the table when he spoke with the media. Because the young boy was sitting on his lap, Coles is barely audible. But who cares what a coach has to say after a 71-61 win over a D-II team (Saginaw Valley)?

The :57 mark is particularly funny. By the end, they both looked bored as all get out. Get those children some ice cream.

(HT, The Hustle Belt)
Category: NCAAB

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 5:48 pm

Video: Miami coach brings grandkids to presser

Hey Charlie; keep the grandkids @ home. You remind me of these idiot parents that frequent a nice restaurant and let their spoiled children wail away while I'm trying to hook up with my date. Time and place Charlie; time and place!

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 11:55 am

Video: Miami coach brings grandkids to presser

Charlie Coles coached at Saginaw from 1972-1982 before moving up to the University of Detroit.  His son Chris made a full-court length shot to win the MHSAA Championship for Saginaw Buena Vista in 1986.  With so many memories of Saginaw, Saginaw Valley is not the typical D-II school to Coles.  I'm sure playing them put him in quite a nostalgic mood.  

Bringing his grandson to the presser was a cute touch.  Besides, you never know when someone from a coaching family will end up speaking at his own pressers.  Might as well get him comfortable early.

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