Meet the Utes' new star assistant coach: Utah football, hoops programs have embraced 8-year-old with leukemia

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  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    May 5, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    Even with Chris B drooling over himself, I have to agree this is a great story. Great job, Whit! Cougars everywhere would love to hear this story.

  • Go Utes! Springville, UT
    May 5, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    I Loved this story! We do have the best coaches in the country here at the U. This stuff just makes it easier and easier to keep justifying renewing my season tickets every year.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2014 11:47 p.m.

    This is a great story.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Our coaches and faculty are among the classiest in the entire nation.

    We have incredible coaches who are good at what they do, and even better people. I could not be more proud to be part of this university and the utmost class that all fans, players, and faculty show.

    Go UTES!!
    Onward and Upward

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 4, 2014 7:58 a.m.

    I love this heart felt story. Get well Mac!

  • CCS Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 4, 2014 7:12 a.m.

    This story made my Sunday. Good luck Mac Brennan! Maybe you'll be coaching my grandson someday. Don't go easy on him.

  • TanMan_101 West Jordan, UT
    May 3, 2014 10:10 p.m.

    Wow. I love this so much. Great story. This shows the class our coaches have, in all sports. Best of luck buddy! I guess we will have you to thank when our runningbacks explode for 3,000 yards this season! Thanks coach Mac!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2014 8:27 p.m.

    What a terrific story. Thank you, Dirk, for bringing this one forward in an exceptionally well written and appropriately sensitive piece.

    For me, these are the actions that speak to the tone and tenor of the coaches we have at the University of Utah...

    Krystkowiak and Whittingham, he continued, helped restore purpose to Mac’s day.

    “They’re just good people when no one’s looking and I don’t know if everyone knows that,” Kyle said...blessed that we have Primary Children’s, blessed that they’ve had so much advancement in leukemia treatment, blessed by the people that have been so kind to us...”

    “It makes me forget about it and just feel like I belong, like I belong in that place right now and that’s where I want to be,” Mac said."

    Best wishes, Mac, for a full and speedy recovery. Utah football and basketball are in good hands with you as an assistant coach. You are an inspiration to us all!