Coach Romar brings the same enthusiastic optimism to his speaking engagements that he used to turn around the University of Washington’s Huskies’ fortunes on the basketball court. He coaches his players to play well and to treat women with dignity and respect. He told Ms. Paynter that he counsels his players:
Just hauling off and hitting someone, child or adult, is a lack of self-control or creativity. . .a temporary release. . .you won’t like yourself. . .that person may forgive you, they’ll never forget. . .going to haunt you.
He’s an ace recruiter of basketball players. He brings equal passion to the prevention of domestic violence. He created a video for the May 25, 2011 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® in Seattle.
He and his wife Leona created the Lorenzo Romar Foundation to focus on the prevention of domestic violence. The couple have three daughters: Terra, Tavia and Taylor.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Please join me in wearing your purple and celebrating survivors.