The ACC is partnering with the College Football Playoff Foundation to celebrate Extra Yard for Teachers Week. As part of the celebration, a few ACC football coaches were asked during Wednesday’s teleconference about teachers that have impacted their lives.
Boston College coach Steve Addazio shared a particularly touching story about his favorite teacher — his father.
Addazio’s father has died, but Addazio said he still hears from his father’s former students about how his father impacted their lives.
Addazio’s entire response can be found below:
“My dad was a teacher. On his tombstone, it says: In a whisper, a teacher. That’s what he wanted to be remembered as.
“He was a phenomenal teacher that impacted many lives. He impacted mine, for sure. He was a tremendous man. In fact, it wasn’t very long ago that I received a letter from one of his former students, that he wanted me to know the impact that my dad had on his life. With that, he sent me this wonderful picture of my father.
“I lost my father fairly young. So year in, year out, I get these amazing notes and letters, or I’ll run into somebody that will talk about the impact my dad had on their life. I lived it. So the amount of respect I have for teachers, what they do, the impact they have on our world today, I have a great deal of respect for that and admiration.”
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