Coaches, how can you bless one of your players today?
Virginia Tech Hokies Men’s Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams did just that for walk-on Nick Fullard.
Fullard was sitting in class when the school’s mascot surprised him with news he’ll never forget.
— Buzz Williams (@TeamCoachBuzz) September 14, 2017
Fullard’s teammates and coach Williams were there to celebrate the big news of the full-ride scholarship.
“I think it’s a great lifetime memory for Nick,” said Coach Williams. Happy that most of our guys could make it. I just think it’s something he’s earned and something he’ll always remember.”
Huge "Thank You" To Everyone Who Has Congratulated Me! I'm Really Thankful For This Blessing And Everyone Who Has Made It Even More Special.
— Nick Fullard (@Nickman__) September 14, 2017
Fullard is a redshirt-junior who played two seasons at Division II Belmont Abbey, averaging 3.2 points and 3.5 rebounds as a sophomore. He transferred to Virginia Tech last year and sat out the season due to transfer rules.
When asked if awarding a player with a full-ride scholarship ever gets old, Coach Williams said, “No.” No I think as a coach, as a teacher that’s what you want. You want guys to learn how to work. You want them to learn how to earn something and he’s more than earned that. He’s been here over a year paying his way and so for us to do be able to do that for him, obviously relieves stress from his family but more importantly he knows that he earned it.”
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— Hokies Basketball ? (@Hokie_Hoops) September 13, 2017
Virginia Tech begins the 2017-18 season hosting Detroit Mercy on November 10.
“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty,” (Proverbs 14:23, NIV).