The Little Things

Recently I made the decision to move from coaching the 7th grade FCA boys team, down to a 4th grade team. With the emergence of the boys starting to wear cologne to practice and girlfriend discussions, I decided it was time for me to move back down to the younger years, and I’m excited about it! As you watch the …

IMO

One of my favorite things to discuss with friends is lacrosse goaltending. For years I’ve been a student of the position, and continually try to learn one more thing. Very often as I talk to people about the position I try to determine whether they actually were a goalie, or if they’ve just tried to learn a lot about the …

Game Face

Maybe Saturday you had the opportunity to watch a few minutes of the Tennessee- Virginia Tech game which set the record with over 150,000 people attendance. I did not watch much of the game, but I did want to watch the players as they took to the field the first time to see how they responded to this crowd of …

Limitless

I’ve never been one that was difficult to talk into doing something that you shouldn’t attempt. It’s amazing how a simple, “You won’t…” can compel a young man to attempt something. It’s often as simple as telling someone they aren’t able to do something in order to spring them into action. In May 1998, an argument broke out in our …

Harvest Time

I remember when I was seventeen-years-old sitting at my kitchen table dialing our rotary dial phone trying to assemble my first lacrosse team. Although the tournament we were trying to enter was less than a week away, and we had no coach or uniforms, myself and the four other people I had talked into helping were convinced that we were …

Adding it Up

Oftentimes God creates challenges in our life in such a way that we can overlook the great blessings that those challenges bring us. One of my greatest challenges was math. As I struggled through math in high school, God allowed that struggle to introduce me to a great influence in my life. When Brother Wright would tutor me in math …

Moved

Matthew 9:35-38 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He …

No Longer A Secret

Philippians 4:12     I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. Recently over a cup of coffee with a friend I was encouraged that I’m in a great season …

Getting to the Next Level – Reflections on Psalm 19

One of my favorite things in sports is to coach lacrosse goalies. One of the biggest challenges of teaching this position is that the goalie’s complete concentration is on the ball, so as I try to help them go to the next level, they are staring at the ball and I am staring at them.  They stand in the goal …

The Sacred Book

Reflections on Psalm 19 We’ve all heard that sometimes a single play can define a season, maybe you saw Villanova’s buzzer beater in the NCAA 2016 Basketball Championship, and how that play will be seen for many years and always be a part of Villanova basketball history.    In my Christian faith I’ve read many books and spent time with incredible …