Dale Brown

Adult Caring Award Winner

Coaching Servant Leaders

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Year: 2016

The best leaders are servant leaders, it is always about others.

Dale Brown

Dale Brown Foundation

Dale Brown tells parents “sports should not define your child.” And his career in sports doesn’t define him through he was one of the most successful basketball coaches in U.S. history. He’s also a philanthropist who has helped thousands. Brown has volunteered for Mother Teresa in Calcutta and aided hurricane victims. He has held basketball camps for Native Americans and fought for them to get promised educational funding. He has helped needy college athletes get their degrees and taken his teams to Carville Leper Colony and Angola State Penitentiary, where he campaigned for a prisoner’s pardon. And he has served up many inspiring programs that motivate both individuals and teams since retiring from Louisiana State University in 1997. His grand slam speeches on winning in life include one called “We Are All In This Together.” And he has shown what this means by looking beyond himself. All the good deeds he’s racked up define him as much as the 15 consecutive wins he led his men to at LSU. “The best leaders are servant leaders,” he knows. “It is always about others.”

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