Earlier today we introduced you the exhilarating exploits of Paul Hiepler, a deep reserve who spent Abilene Christian’s upset victory within the first spherical of the NCAA Tournament shouting and making the greatest faces you’ve ever considered. In the seconds after the 14-seed Wildcats vanquished the No. 3 Texas Longhorns, he mercilessly flipped the upside-down horns.
He’s now not the handiest character on this team rate learning about, although. Head coach Joe Golding took over the program a decade ago as it was living to advance to the Division I level, saw it by way of some very lean years (he was 71-105 by way of six seasons prior to finally finishing .500 in his seventh season), and it seems, also learned some dance strikes along the way.
FIRST NCAA TOURNAMENT WIN MOOD pic.twitter.com/7qAf6iBl0V
— ACU Sports activities (@ACUsports) March 21, 2021
(Our man Hiepler, No. 33, is feeling this, too!)
It’s now not clear when this video was taken. I don’t imagine the dance actually passed off last evening, since Abilene Christian wore red jerseys in its recall over Texas. But it’s rate sharing. (Also, let’s bear in ideas the time Joe Golding coached with a gap in his pants. This man is unencumbered by society’s expectations. He’ll dance with abandon. He’ll wear reduce up trousers. He’ll recall tournament games.)
This all ought to calm be extremely gratifying for Golding, who played at Abilene Christian within the mid 1990s, then worked his way up the coaching ladder with excessive college and JUCO stints.
Also, can I appropriate point out that the player pictured with Golding within the narrate at the stay of this account is named Joe Pleasant. He had a exquisite 11 facets, tied for a team excessive, including these two free throws:
Joe Pleasant stepped to the stripe a 59% free throw shooter with his college’s 1st ever NCAA Tournament victory on the line.
He sank them each. pic.twitter.com/xM15FiiX3y
— CBS Sports activities (@CBSSports) March 21, 2021
Here’s how the adolescents at his college experienced these moments.
LET’S GO WILDCATS! 👏🏀🙌
— Abilene Christian University (@ACUedu) March 21, 2021
This is fun.