RALEIGH, N.C. – N.C. Central head coach LeVelle Moton became the school's all-time winningest coach in December.

It's a milestone that could compare with his jersey going up in the rafters at McDougald-McClendon Arena, but that's not what gets his blood pumping when it comes to the game of life. Giving back to the community that raised him has always been a top motivator.

What You Need To Know

  • LeVelle Moton became NCCU's all-time winningest coach in December 

  • Moton's new TV show "The Connect" aims to help youth be more transparent with adults  

  • His Velle Cares Foundation recognizes outstanding teachers and organizes regular back-to-school drives

His Velle Cares Foundation, of which he is chairman, gives him a chance to show love and appreciation to people who have a big impact on youth. 

"Listen, I don't care who you are, what you are or what you aspire to be," Moton said. "You have to take your hats off to a teacher because that teacher not only inspired you, but educated you along the way and taught you the right from wrong and the do's and don'ts and all of those things to allow you to grow into what you ultimately became."

On the court, his reputation is solidified, but off the court is where he wants to leave his mark. Now he's in a position to pass down what he's learned.

"You know my grandmother told me at a young age, 'The two most important days of your life are the day that you were born and the day that you figured out why,'" Moton said. "When you leave this earth, no one cares if you were the winningest coach. No one cares about how many championships you have. They care about how you treated people. They care about were you respected amongst humanity."

"What did you do to impact this community? Was this world a better place because of you? Those are the things that at my core existence I will never forget," he said.

The Velle Cares Foundation not only gives back to outstanding teachers across communities, but it also provides a salute to single mothers, a back-to-school drive and a father-daughter sneaker ball. His foundation is also opening the door for youth to talk transparently about their concerns.

"We also have a TV show called 'The Connect' that we implemented in Wake County Public School Systems," he said. "So we're going to get back to that to give these kids a chance to voice their concerns and some of the hardships and challenges that they're going through, so adults can listen and not talk so much."