Haiti Quake Hits South Dakota State Coach Hard

Scott Nagy’s adopted daughter is Haitian, and the recent tragedy there hit home for the Nagys.


The tragedy in Haiti hit home for South Dakota State University basketball coach Scott Nagy, whose 6-year-old adopted daughter is Haitian. Nagy and his family have not been able to contact his daughter's birth mother since the earthquake.

To help the disaster-stricken Caribbean nation, Nagy will coach barefoot this weekend when his South Dakota State Jackrabbits host Oakland University of Michigan, the Associated Press reports. Nagy hopes to raise $30,000 and collect 2,000 pairs of shoes for Haitian relief.

Nagy is working with Samaritan's Feet, a charitable organization that provides footwear for those who need it. The organization has gained attention because of Indiana University-Purdue University—Indianapolis (better known as IUPUI) basketball coach Ron Hunter's work. To donate to Samaritan's Feet, text "shoes" to 85944.

[Read what colleges are doing to provide aid to Haiti.]

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