Good story about Mark Few at Gonzaga, and the balance he has in his life.
When the four children — he also has an 8-year-old daugther Juila and a 4-year-old son Colt — are all in bed, he’ll watch film of Gonzaga’s next opponent, Pepperdine, on his iPad. Maybe he’ll contact a recruit from his patio, too. The extended office hours are unnecessary. He’s embraced Thoreau’s idea that “there is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting a living.”
“[I remember] those days when you think it’s a badge of courage to be in the office for 20 hours and blah, blah, blah,” Few said, remembering his younger self. “Now I look at that and I think it’s a sign of weakness, because I think you can be efficient in what you do and how you work, and I see too many people sacrificing their families with these jobs. And I think that’s one of the biggest tragedies in our profession and probably all professions.