Georgia State Coach Pops His Achilles Celebrating Trip to the Big Dance (Video + Pics)

georgia state coach pops his achilles celebrating dance

The Georgia State Panthers defeated the Georgia Southern Eagles in the final of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Sunday, punching their ticket to the Big Dance for the first time since 2001.

Obviously, the players and coaches were all pretty pumped after the game. But none were quite as excited as Georgia State coach Ron Hunter. While this will be his second time coaching a team in the NCAA Tournament, it will be the first time coaching his son.

That’s right. Coach Hunter’s son, R.J. Hunter, is the team’s leading scorer. So when Georgia State beat Georgia Southern on Sunday, he experienced pride as a coach and as a father. And that caused him to jump for joy.

Unfortunately, while jumping, Coach Hunter popped the achilles tendon in his right foot.

Of course, as you can probably imagine, Hunter doesn’t really care. The team doctor says they can put his foot in a cast and deal with the injury after the Tournament.

On Sunday, they got him a pair of crutches so he could take part in the post-game festivities:

They even lowered the rim for him at the arena so he could help cut down the net:

You gotta love March Madness.

Hat Tip – [The Dagger]

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