Coach B and Austin Hatch's Special Bond per Mlive

Coach B and Austin Hatch's Special Bond per Mlive

Submitted by alum96 on August 13th, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Guess it is Austin Hatch day today.  In depth story over at mlive detailing the relationship between coach and player!  Awesome-ness.

In a coma, Hatch wasn't cognizant for Beilein's first visit. But Beilein's second trip is one he says Hatch will never forget. "He came to visit me in (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), before I really knew how to walk -- before I re-learned how to walk," Hatch recalled Tuesday inside the William Davidson Player Development Center. "You talk about a man of loyalty, coach Beilein is the most loyal man I know."

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Hatch and Beilein's next goal is to eventually get him to the point where he's fully able to participate with the team in practice without any limitations. Hatch will travel to Italy later this week for the Wolverines' 10-day, four-game exhibition trip overseas -- and while Hatch isn't full-go just yet, Beilein didn't rule out the possibility of him appearing in a game at some point.

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His development in the weight room continues as well. Before the plane crash in 2011, the 6-foot-6 Hatch weighed about 215 pounds. When he woke up from his coma, he had dropped to 160. Working with Michigan strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson, Hatch is now listed on the team's official roster at his old weight, 215.
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"(He brings) a lot of maturity and integrity. We get all the love in the world from that guy," fellow freshman Aubrey Dawkins said. "He just makes things better. He makes you feel better. He knows how to push you, how to make you better. "He's the perfect teammate."

LINK.

Austin Hatch featured on Mental Floss

Austin Hatch featured on Mental Floss

Submitted by Flying Dutchman on July 9th, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Austin Hatch's story is truly an incredible one.   I was somewhat surprised though to see him at the bottom of this list on MentalFloss.com.   They did a piece on people that have been in the wrong place at the wrong time more than once.    Some bizarre circumstances here:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57582/5-people-who-were-wrong-place-wron…

Austin Hatch has "great time" on official visit

Austin Hatch has "great time" on official visit

Submitted by Raoul on April 25th, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Here's a bit more positive news: Austin Hatch did indeed make it to Ann Arbor for an official visit, which occurred over the last couple of days. He posted a couple of tweets earlier today:

Official visit last 2 days; great time & very informative.. If it would've been any better, I'm not sure I would've been able 2 stand it

Thank you @SpikeAlbrecht for being a great host as well. It's going to be a amazing four years in Ann Arbor! #GoBlue

Video: Austin Hatch's first basket in 3 years

Video: Austin Hatch's first basket in 3 years

Submitted by ken725 on January 9th, 2014 at 3:29 PM

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/two-time-plane-crash-sur…

I'm not sure how embedding works for instagram videos.

They got a technical foul because the entire team rushed the court to celebrate the shot.

 

"We've hit buzzer beaters and won league championships, but I haven't experienced a better moment on the basketball floor than that," Adams said Thursday. "Everyone was so excited for him. The whole bench was on the floor. The refs had no choice to call a tech for game interruption, but it was worth it. It was unbridled joy. There were parents weeping in the stands, half of our guys were crying. It was an unbelievable moment."
Check out the link because there are lots of good quotes towards the end.

More Good News: Austin Hatch Plays Ball for First Time in 3 Years

More Good News: Austin Hatch Plays Ball for First Time in 3 Years

Submitted by WichitanWolverine on January 9th, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Hatch played last night for the first time in 3 years, according to the article. Also drained a 3 on his first shot attempt.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/01/michigan_signee_austin_hatch_c.html#incart_more_sports

Austin Hatch Speaks Publicly for First Time since Crash

Austin Hatch Speaks Publicly for First Time since Crash

Submitted by Raoul on November 20th, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Austin Hatch held a quite remarkable press conference today, speaking publicly for the first time since surviving his second plane crash in the summer of 2011. A Fort Wayne TV station posted a report with video from the press conference (video embedded in a reply), and there's also a report from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (from which I took the thread title):

"Aside from the physical trauma that I suffered in the accident and recovered from that, the emotional pain will never fully subside," said Hatch, whose news conference was streamed live.

"Dealing with the loss of my best friend and coach and teacher and No. 1 fan in Dr. Stephen Hatch, who was also my father," Hatch said, "he was an incredible man and taught me everything I know. The things I learned from him are the work ethic needed to succeed, determination … those traits I acquired from him are the ones that saved my life."

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His uncle, coach and Hatch himself confirmed Hatch still is not ready to return to the court competitively.

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Hatch recently signed a letter of intent to Michigan, but was unsure what his role with the team would be, whether as a manager or a practice player.

But Wolverines coach John Beilein still honored the scholarship.

"He expects me to be a part of Michigan basketball, whether on the court or off," Hatch said.

News-Sentinel: Austin Hatch's long road back to the basketball court

News-Sentinel: Austin Hatch's long road back to the basketball court

Submitted by Raoul on November 19th, 2013 at 8:41 AM

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel has an informative in-depth piece out detailing "Austin Hatch's long road back to the basketball court." It makes it clear that Hatch is much further along in his recovery than previously known. In fact, he played in a charity 3-on-3 tournament in May, and he was cleared medically to return to actual game action for his high school team last season. But he chose not to return to the floor, with his reasoning revealing the high level of his character:

“It was down to about the last three weeks of the season and he was at the point where we felt he was capable of doing some things to help us,” [Canterbury boys basketball coach Scott] Kreiger said. “We thought if we are going to deal with the crush that is really going to come when people find out he's going to play again, we'd probably better do it now than to wait until closer to the tournament when it had the potential to be a distraction.”

Kreiger and his coaches thought the best time for Hatch's return would be at home against Bishop Luers in early February.

They sat down with Hatch to talk to him about the plans to put him back on the court.

“As soon as he realized what was going on, he spoke up and said, 'I appreciate what everybody's doing, but I'm not ready to play,'” Kreiger said. “We were dumbfounded. Here it is, his goal since he came out of the coma to get back on the court, and he's the one who says, 'I'm not ready.'”

Then Kreiger listened to Hatch's reasoning.

The coach was reminded what a unique young man sat in front of him.

“He said, 'I'm not ready to play because I'm not good enough,'” Kreiger said. “'If I went out there right now, I'm not any better than the guys that are out there, guys who've been out there all year. If I'm not good enough to go out there and win that spot, I don't belong out there.'

“You might say that's a pride thing,” Kreiger said. “That's an Austin thing. He's not going to take someone else's spot who has earned that spot just because 'I'm Austin Hatch.'”

Whether or not he regains his previous level of play, Austin Hatch will certainly be a credit to the Michigan basketball program. Good to luck to him this season as he returns to game action. He has tons of people rooting for him:

Before Hatch moved to Los Angeles this summer, he stopped by to talk to Kreiger and pulled out his phone to show Kreiger a video.

The video was of Hatch dunking at Spiece Fieldhouse.

“He said, 'I can't imagine how good it's going to feel to get those first points (in an official game),'” Kreiger said. “I told him, 'I can't imagine, either, but I bet there's going to be a whole lot of people who feel just about as good as you do when it happens.'”

Austin Hatch Update

Austin Hatch Update

Submitted by umhero on October 10th, 2013 at 2:00 PM

UmHoops.com has some comprehensive player pages for all of Michigan's propects including recruiting site rankings and player Twitter feeds.

I know we're all very excited about the basketball team and we expect the 2014 class to fill up in the next month or so, but I stumbled on a few positive tweets from Austin Hatch that I thought should be shared.

Austin Hatch Tweet

Tweets

 

Let's not forget this kid is part of this class.  He has been though a lot and will make a TREMEDOUS Michigan Wolverine.  We should all be rooting for him to live his dream.

Austin Hatch moving to LA

Austin Hatch moving to LA

Submitted by UM Fan in Nashville on August 5th, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Looks like this got lost in the midst of Fall Camp starting and all, but Austin Hatch is moving from Fort Wayne to LA to finish his high school career.   Hopefully this will help his rehabbing and will get him into game shape in time for his Michigan Career to start.

Best of luck to Austin, he's been through more than most.

 

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/08/report_michigan_pledge_austin.html#incart_river 

Update on Austin Hatch

Update on Austin Hatch

Submitted by Raoul on January 14th, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Scott Kreiger, the coach of Canterbury's basketball team, was interviewed at halftime of a recent girl's basketball game (podcast) and provided a brief update on Austin Hatch. Kreiger said that Hatch had been cleared for everything except for five-on-five full-court play. He also said that Hatch is determined to reach two goals—play basketball for Michigan and become a doctor. Here's a recent tweet indicating there's a chance he might yet play this season:

Austin Hatch cleared for 5 on 5 halfcourt. Still hoping he can play before season's end.

— Brett R Rump (@IndianaWebSport) January 15, 2013