Assigned Reading: Presbyterian’s coach has doubled as a foster parent for 37 children

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Gregg Nibert’s name is not one that is going to be known by many outside of the Presbyterian College campus.

He’s the head coach of a program that has spent less than a decade at the Division I level, known more for their nickname — the Blue Hose — than for their basketball — they lost to Duke by 69 points this season.

But it’s what the Nibert family does off the court that you should be paying attention to. They’re foster parents. They’ve taken in 37 kids in seven years, and today there is a terrific story from The Cauldron about the Niberts’ heroic work. If you need more of a tease for why you should read the story, here it is:

The Niberts have had 11 DSS babies. The laundry list of injuries is both mind-boggling and heart-breaking. There were the ones with skull fractures. The one that had seven broken bones. Another with nine. Babies who have been kicked. Infants with brain bleeds, or broken ribs, backs, legs, or the tiny body brace that surely haunted Nibert at the podium in Cameron.

Here’s the link. Now go read it.