Few people can claim to have a list of awards that stacks up with Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, between his four NCAA Championships, three Naismith Coach of the Year awards, and two Olympic gold medals. Today, however, Coach K received an award that may trump them all: the George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Association of the United States Army.
NCAA.com has more on the award:
Krzyzewski will be recognized for his contributions to the United States of America as a strong supporter of national defense and those men and women who have served or are now serving to protect our freedom and liberty.
"As an exceptional patriot, Mike Krzyzewski is not only an American icon familiar to the nation while pacing on the sidelines during a Blue Devils' basketball game, but he is also an extraordinary mentor to our nation’s youth -- both military and civilian,” AUSA president Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret. said. “He is acclaimed for successfully molding character, mentoring our young men and women, and developing leadership through his example and athletic programs.”
Congratulations to Coach K on this amazing honor.