The Coach Who Stole Thanksgiving

The coach who stole Thanksgiving

The coach of a high school basketball team holds tryouts on the three days after Thanksgiving. These mandatory sessions take place on Friday at 9 a.m., Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning and afternoon. Any player who misses a single tryout is cut from the team, no exceptions. Any family that travels out of the area for Thanksgiving dinner must return home that night or early the next morning. In this coach’s eyes, basketball tryouts are more important than our most treasured family holiday.