"The win-loss record is one that has been built over time and is almost a footnote to how Bain has persevered through both lean and prosperous times. He’s survived a near life-claiming car accident that almost robbed the coaching profession of one of its 'lifers.'York will get the final OUA East playoff spot if it beats Laurentian tonight. Once that happens, to echo one of our more persistent commenters, the sixth seed in the OUA East will only needs seven more consecutive victories to become OUA and CIS champion.
"The bio won’t tell you how he has dedicated himself to the university and the game of basketball and given all that he has to his players and his chosen field. But most of all it won’t tell you how he epitomizes what a coach should be.
"Simply put, he’s the guy that demonstrates solid character and at an academic institution as he tries to instill and reinforce those same values that every parent tries to give their kids. Bain is one of many men in the field that do that.
"He is also one of the many that do it in Canada for the right reasons ... These men do it, not because like their counterparts south of the border, there is fame and fortune as a spinoff. Nope, in Canada these men toil and grind it endlessly because they love game and realize the importance of shaping lives of student athletes as they pass through their program."
Final buzzer for a great man? (Paul Jones, sportsnet.ca)