Game Changer: David Gaines, Christ School Basketball and Golf
Updated: Thursday, December 12 2013, 01:13 PM EST
David Gaines has been a part of Christ School for almost 30 years. He's the Athletic Director, the basketball coach and the golf coach. His message to his student athletes is simple.
David Gaines says, "Honor the school, your family and play hard. You never know who's watching."
Many of his players have taken that advice to hear. Since the 2004-2005 school year, 23 Christ School basketball players have gone on to play at the Division I College level. Two of the Plumlee brothers even made it to the NBA.
Luke Notestine says, "I'm here with Coach David Gaines on the campus of Christ School on the beautiful football field. You notice the beard. He's a big Red Sox fan. Mike Napoli, right? Yes and Johnny Gomes. My wife gave me permission to grow the beard. She's a big Red Sox fan also."
Alec Wnuk says, "Haha. It's his first year doing it (growing a beard). It's interesting. It's a good look for him."David Gaines has won more than 415 basketball games, 6 State Championships and a couple of Golf State Titles. While those numbers stand out, it's more important to keep the message of Christ School in the fore front.
David Gaines says, "We have created something special for what the school stands for. You will be a student and participate in other activities. You will be a part of the community."
David Gaines will keep delivering that message for as long as he's a part of Christ School.