Got ‘Em Coach?
Q: What does “Got ‘Em Coach” mean?
A: When I was 16 years old, I played on an AAU basketball team with a SF/PF from Libbey High School named Deon Johnson. One day, at practice, he changed my life.
Deon caught the ball on the wing, and I found myself guarding him on a switch. He beat me easily to the lane, but I recovered, took the angle and went for the block with my left hand. Deon stopped on a dime, let me fly right by, and spun back to his strong left hand.
Before I hit the floor, and as he took the shot, he yelled back to our coach on the sidelines, “Got ‘Em Coach.” All net.
From that day forward, I’ve been yelling at a pretend coach wherever I play.
So, you bury a jumper in your man’s face? Got ‘Em Coach.
Pin a shot on the glass? Got ‘Em Coach.
Make the perfect pick off the menu at the diner (bacon cheese burger)? Got ‘Em Coach.
Good in the morning, noon and night, for all your trash talking needs.