As a teacher, we take on many roles for our students. This year, I was a high school varsity boys basketball coach. Our team was small, in more ways than one. I only had seven high school players, and I was taller than all of them— though in fairness, I am a tall girl but an average-sized boy. In the previous year, they had only won four games. This winning percentage was not acceptable to me. I had an almost perfect lifetime winning percentage, spent two years undefeated, and another four years where I lost no more than five games. Needless to say, losing was not an option in my eyes.