We were in his office talking when a group of players gathered at the door.
"Coach, out of the 6 State rings you have, which one is the most important to you - or the one you like the most?"
Bruce simply lifted up his left hand and showed them his wedding ring.
They stood there looking at him in a somewhat stunned silence. I was looking at the expressions on their faces change as the lesson set in.
As they were turning around to leave, Coach said, "Boys ..."
"And it always will be."
I felt blessed just to be able to witness this simple, basically one minute exchange. You could tell that those young men just learned something they will never forget. I include myself in that group as well.
No wonder so many former players come back to coach or be involved at Roncalli ... they want to keep learning.