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.

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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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