Inspirational High School Coach Battling ALS Highlighted in New 30-Minute SC Featured Episode on ESPN

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Inspirational High School Coach Battling ALS Highlighted in New 30-Minute SC Featured Episode on ESPN

In honor of ALS Awareness Month, “Nothing Else Matters” will air on ESPN2 on May 7 at 7 p.m. ET

ESPN’s award-winning series SC Featured is set to premiere “Nothing Else Matters,” a 30-minute episode that tells the inspiring story of high school basketball coach Patrick Behan, who was diagnosed with ALS one year ago on May 6, 2022. “Nothing Else Matters” will air on ESPN2 on May 7 at 7 p.m. ET.

Despite his debilitating condition, Behan continued to coach his team at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. to a conference championship, inspiring his players and community with his determination and resilience. With May marking ALS Awareness Month, the episode delves deeply into Behan’s personal journey with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the impact he has had on his team and community. Viewers will hear from Behan’s family, friends, and former players, as well as from Behan himself.

“We are proud to continue our commitment to telling compelling stories through SC Featured,” said Jose Morales, Vice President, Production, ESPN Features, who oversees SC Featured. “Coach Behan’s story is an inspiring one and we’re excited to bring this longer-form episode to our viewers.”

SC Featured is ESPN’s award-winning series that tells compelling stories in sports. SC Featured has received 47 Sports Emmy Award nominations and won five Emmys since it was branded in 2013. SC Featured has also won eight Edward R. Murrow Journalism Awards in the past seven years, with “A Father’s Resilience” the brand’s most recent Murrow recipient in 2022.

After the original airing, “Nothing Else Matters” will be available for streaming on ESPN+ and the ESPN app.

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Bea Panitz

I joined ESPN in 2022 as a member of the communications department working on SportsCenter, ESPN Social, ESPN News Platforms and E60.
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