March Madness is upon us! As we widdle our way from the sweet sixteen to the elite eight, I am traveling back to Columbus, Ohio to be recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) as a member of the 1998 Div. III High School State Championship team, the Highland Fighting Scots.
It’s been twenty years since we defeated Cincinnati Indian Hill 80-61 to cap off our historic 27-1 season. I’ll never forget cutting down the nets in St. John arena, where The Ohio State Basketball team once played, capturing the first state championship for our small town High School.
Over the years, I’ve come to love March Madness not simply because I grew up playing basketball, or because of the entertainment and excitement it creates; but because March Madness is a series of life lessons played out before a national audience that apply to everyone from the players on the court to the fans watching at home. As we inch closer to the Final Four, here are my eight elite life lesson from March Madness: