Essay On My Mentor

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There have been many people in my life that had served as a mentor to me. This one in particular has had the biggest impact on my life so far. He was my basketball coach, Coach Ham. Our relationship ever since the first day I saw him has always been good. We both met at the Euclid High School girl’s gym. My sister had basketball practice that day and the coach wanted me to go up there too. When I walked into the gym, I saw him sitting in an athletic sports chair on the side yelling out plays to run to the other girls. After my sister, Rashida, introduced me to him, he asked me if I wanted to practice with them, probably because I had already had my basketball gear on from my previous practice at the middle school. I did and but didn’t want to practice with them because they were all older than me. I thought I would not be able to keep up with the other girls and they would get angry at me or I would slow them down. After a lot …show more content…

He is more than just a coach to me. He is like family, my friend, and my favorite coach in the whole world. He has been a significant impact on my life because he was the one that pushed me to the next level of life and basketball. He helped me become the person I am today. By teaching me that basketball is more than just a sport, he made me realize that it is something I really love and want to pursue as part of my career. I hope to be able to make it to the next level. He also helped to get a basketball scholarship at Eastern Michigan University. With his help, support, and encouraging words I can and will make it to the next level. Even though Coach Ham will not be with me through the next stage of life, I know that he will still be in my heart and mind. I can imagine him now in the stands at one of my basketball games in college screaming my name and all of his old sayings. I know he will be proud of me and we will support each other all the way til the

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