Lane Tech High School basketball coach Nick LoGalbo is fighting an off-the-court battle that is more personal than any game.
LoGalbo, along with Bulls star Joakim Noah’s foundation, held a rally Sunday to get the word out to stop gun violence.
LoGalbo’s cousin, Darrin Hollingshead, was shot in the head back in October.
“My cousin’s an innocent kid; he’s not in a gang, has no affiliation with a gang and got caught in the crossfire,” LoGalbo said.
Hollingshead, who has his sights set on becoming a U.S. Marine, is currently being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
On Sunday the basketball team and students held a rally, in which Hollingshead’s mother and father also participated.
“I’m overjoyed right now. Darren would be overjoyed right now. He really would,” said the mother, Mirabel Hollingshead.