Theodore Little Light loves basketball. Not only is he the head men’s coach at Little Big Horn College, but he is also the president of the Crow Pool of Officials, which is a group of referees. And in the midst of aging referees, dwindling recruits, and fans that take their criticisms too far, Little Light is beginning to see things turn around.

For starters, Little Light is joined this season by his two daughters and his stepson, making the efforts collaborative. Before, his family watched the games from the stands and would defend Little Light against the jeers, he said.