Tonight, Coach K will receive the George Catlett Marshall Award, the highest honor presented by the Association of the US Army. The Marshall Award is given to a person who exhibits selfless service to his/her country.
“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,” said AUSA president Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret. “He is acclaimed for successfully molding character, mentoring our young men and women, and developing leadership through his example and athletic programs.”
Sullivan also noted, “Mike Krzyzewski, an Army veteran, has also distinguished himself as an unwavering and exceptional supporter of our armed forces and the families of those who serve by unselfishly donating his time and energies to ensure that those who are deployed and those at home station are cared for and have the quality of life they deserve.”
Congrats to Coach K.