Coach Gives Each Player A Different Handshake Before Game: 'It Gets Them Hyped'

Stephen Garnett, assistant basketball coach at Whitman College, has a custom handshake for each player.

A basketball coach at Whitman State College in Washington State gives each of his players a special handshake before a big game.

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One by one, the players get a turn for their individual handshake with assistant coach Stephen Garnett.

Garnett says he tries out handshakes with his four-year-old son, Aylen.

The handshakes seem to have worked, given the team made a run to the Sweet 16 round of the Division III version of March Madness.

Garnett told IE the handshakes “gets them hyped.”

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He added that it is “the closest I can to being out there on the court” with the players during the game.

Footage of his handshakes has taken the web by storm. Millions of people have viewed them.

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