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50 Jimmy V Quotes to Inspire You to Never Give Up

Jim Valvano, lovingly nicknamed Jimmy V, was a basketball player and coach who was an inspiration to more than just his team. We hope these Jimmy V quotes will inspire you to never give up on your dreams.

As a child, Jim Valvano had a dream of playing basketball. In college, he was a point guard at Rutgers University and helped lead the team to victory at the 1967 National Invitation Tournament. That year, Valvano was named Senior Athlete of the Year.

After graduation, Valvano immediately began his professional career, coaching for his alma mater at the ripe young age of 21. Valvano led a successful 19-year career as head coach.

He bounced around between several universities but is most well-known for coaching the NC State University team

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