SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University men’s basketball head coach Mark Few is well-known for both his ability to coach a winning team and his unmatched gymnastics skills.
You may remember a viral video that circulated of a drenched Few doing his signature celebration move after Gonzaga earned a spot in the national championship last year: A handstand.
But last year was not the first time Few celebrated with the impressive display of strength.
In 2015, a tweet from Zag alumnus Kylie Wiltjer after the team secured a spot in the Sweet 16 circulated the internet thanks to thousands of retweets from fellow Zag Fans. It sparked a competition to see KREM viewers' best #DoTheFew videos from and students broke out their best handstands around campus that year.
Few said Wilter’s tweet prompted a discussion between the two, according to the Associated Press.
"What we do in the locker room, we had to re-explain to Kyle, stays in the locker room," Few told the AP.
Few said the handstand did serve a purpose: To help the Zags relax and enjoy the moment.
"The theme of this team is to celebrate wins," Few told the AP. "There are so many expectations that they are supposed to do this that it was becoming like a job."
After Gonzaga beat No. 1 Duke last week, Few celebrated with another bold move: A swinging backflip into a pond in Maui. Now the video, filmed for a story on theathletic.com, is sweeping the internet.
Former KREM sports director Darnay Tripp tweeted the video on Monday and said, “tfw [that feel when] you’re ranked #1 in November.”
The Bulldogs are now ranked No. 1 in the country on the AP Top 25 poll and CBS Sports Top 25 rankings.
Who knows what Few will do next to celebrate this victory?