Memphis Coach Josh Pastner jumps higher than his players

Memphis Coach Josh Pastner is an enthusiastic dude. And why not? On Thursday, he scored his first career NCAA tournament victory with the Tigers, and his No. 6-seeded team trails No. 3 Michigan State and Tom Izzo by just three points at halftime after closing the period on a 16-6 run.

The 35-year-old with the good lucks and boyish haircut also has some ups, too. Although it’s a pretty hyperbolic model for defense.


Pastner’s leprechaun jump reminds us of one particular local coach.


Okay, might as well turn this into an entire post of basketball coaches jumping…


(h/t TheBigLeadMr. Irrelevant and Bleacher Report)

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Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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