Audience of One: Vols' faith lifts basketball team to greater heights
When Rick Barnes arrived on campus as the new head coach of the Tennessee basketball team in 2015, he wanted to do two things – win games and have an impact on the spiritual side of the program.
So far, he's done both.
"I think if you can plant a seed so that somebody comes to know Jesus Christ then it's the greatest victory of all," says the veteran coach.
To figure out a spiritual plan, Barnes reached out to a few people including VFL Chris Walker, the campus director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
"I knew after that meeting the Lord was going to do something special because of the openness of Coach Barnes," says Walker, a former football player at Tennessee.
The result was what the team calls "power talks."