A Utah Army National Guard captain and high school coach expected to remain in Afghanistan until October. Instead, he returned in March and got the chance to surprise his football and basketball players.
The video that emerged did not disappoint.
The man in the video below is Andrew Olson, the football and basketball coach at Northridge High School (Layton, Utah). And if that doesn’t lift your heart at least a bit, well, you might not have a pulse.
The Northridge football team finished the 2018 season at 5-5, finishing with a first round playoff loss at Kearns. The basketball team finished 10-13, though it played the season without Olson’s assistance.
No matter how the teams perform in 2019, there’s little question that they’ll play with a reinvigorated togetherness, and that’s something that can only serve to inspire both the military coach and his student athletes.