Coaches don suits and sneakers for Coaches vs. Cancer

02.03.2016 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

The San Jacinto College and Coastal Bend College men's basketball coaches may be opponents on the court, but they teamed up on Saturday, Jan. 30, for Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week.

Both teams' coaching staff took to the court wearing sneakers with their suits while coaching the game, raising cancer awareness. San Jac won 81-70.

Their photos, along with other coaches from the week’s games, can be found on social media using #suitsandsneakers and #laceupforlacey, a hashtag in memory of 8-year old cancer patient Lacey Holsworth.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Pictured from left to right: Patrick Padelford, Coastal Bend assistant basketball coach; Carliss Robinson, Coastal Bend head basketball coach; Scott R. Gernander, San Jacinto College head basketball coach; and Albert Talley, Jr., San Jacinto COllege assistant basketball coach. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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