Southern Illinois basketball coach Barry Hinson made a lot of waves in December when he unloaded on his team calling them a bunch of “mama’s boys.”
“Guys didn’t listen at halftime…I’m struggling with this crew right now, they won’t let me coach ‘em,” Hinson said at the time. “Any time I coach somebody, they put their head down. We’re soft…I’ve got a bunch of mama’s boys right now.”
“I’m tired of coaching a guy and having him roll his eyes or put his head down or feel sorry for himself.”
When asked to reflect on it now, Hinson just said that is how he is.
“I’ve always been that way,” Hinson said, via Sporting News. “I’m a volcano. I erupt. I say what’s on my heart. I’m passionate. I’m not a thermostat. I apologize. I don’t regulate. What you see is what you get. You watch me during the game, we miss a basket, I’m crushed. We make a basket, I’m happy.”