Barack Obama isn't the only man in his family to face the daunting task of taking the helm of a struggling institution. The New York Times reports that brother-in-law Craig Robinson returns from stumping for Obama to his day job—coaching the Oregon State men's basketball team back from a 21-game losing streak. “Before this whole economy thing, I would have said that we had a bigger rebuilding job,” Robinson says.
While some think that Robinson's connections may unfairly draw recruits to Oregon State, the coach's history shows a careful separation of sports and politics. As a man who left a lucrative finance career to follow his passion, Robinson's priorities are clear. "This is about the rest of their life," he says of leading his team.