When Coach Edison speaks to his players, he does it with the authority of 34 years of experience, 545 wins, and two state titles.
Coach Jack Edison, that is.
"Sometimes," LaVille coach Michael Edison said, "I look down at the end of the bench, I see him, and I think, 'where am I on this depth chart?'"
That's because Jack Edison -- legendary high school basketball coach, top-10 all-time in state history in wins, Indiana basketball Hall of Famer -- is his son Michael's assistant.
And together, they have LaVille in a place it hasn't been in 27 years.
"We think differently about things and approach things differently," Jack Edison said.
"And the more I watch him, the more I think, 'gosh, I wish I approached that differently,'" he added with a laugh.
"I can just imagine them at home," junior guard Cam Gurtner said, "when they have free time, just breaking down film. And I don't think there's any team in the state of Indiana that's more prepared for a team than we are."
"He just does an excellent job of figuring out what teams may do against you," Jack said, "and then having a great game plan."
"I still learn so much from him," Michael said of his father.
So given the genetics, it might not surprise you that Michael has become a successful coach in his own right. But it might surprise you that he almost went down a different path entirely.
"First couple years that I was coaching with him as his assistant at Plymouth," Michael said, "I'd tell him, 'man dad, I don't know if I'm cut out for coaching.'"
But his dad never really had any doubt.
"It's really great to see him have some success," Jack said. "And as a parent you're really pulling for him."