|Simply the Best.|
|At 15, coaching was becoming my life.|
I was always a student of the game and I strived to learn all about not just the skills I could teach, but ways to motivate and inspire these two groups of young people. From my own experience with both good and bad coaches, I took the lessons and applied them to myself when I grabbed the whistle. I swore to be true to who I was and treat each kid fairly, be demanding of performance but ultimately try to be a positive influence in their lives. I took courses to become a better coach and worked to bring interesting and new drills to practice to help them improve.
|Coaching my first team with my pals, Kevin, Kyle and Mike.|
|These guys won it all. Dad and Uncle Jim brought out the best in them.|
|An almost dream season and where I found my best coaching and managing|
|The best team I ever coached. Period. Full stop.|
|It was the end of one path and the beginning of another.|