Inspirational coaches
McFarland USA, starring Kevin Costner is based on the true story of a coach who created a cross-country team in 1987 of young Latino farm workers in California. (Courtesy Walt Disney Studios)

Did you have a coach who made a difference in your life?
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Inspirational coaches

Anyone who has been part of a team or played a sport knows the positive impact an inspirational coach can have. The best coaches do more than get wins on the field – they instill self-discipline, teamwork and confidence.


We want to hear about a sports coach who made a big difference in your life. Whether they taught you to swim or led the underdog team that went on to win everything, tell us the story.


Please include a photo of yourself from that time in your life (even better if you have one with your coach.)


If you're a coach with a story about how an athlete changed your life, you can share that here too.


Using a smartphone? Please upload through the CNN app.


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