Day 6 (21 Days of Gratitude)
I have spent the better part of my educational career coaching student athletes in various sports. These opportunities were so enjoyable and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. As football and baseball season approach each year, I am often asked by people within our community what I miss most about coaching. My response is the same every single time. Yes, I miss the competition, game planning, and bonding with fellow coaches. However, what I miss the most is the relationships with kids. It was truly amazing to hear their stories, see their passion, and watch them achieve at levels that they never thought were possible. Athletic fields are some of the best classrooms that we have within our school system, as kids are able to learn about perseverance, resilience, grit, teamwork, integrity, responsibility, and many other critical life skills. I will never forget the great times that I had coaching; it is something for which I will be forever grateful.