Remember Me

If you ask somebody who has not coached to name some of the greatest experiences a coach can have, I don’t know if they would answer the question the way that I would. There’s nothing greater than when a person — who at that moment looks like a total stranger — comes walking up to you and tells you that …

Childlike

Some of my earliest prayers of my life came at moments of nervousness and uncertainty. I remember walking into the lacrosse goal with the incredible task of not letting down my teammates. I was a goalie, and the only reason I was is because nobody else was willing to try it. I wasn’t sure what to do, I didn’t know …

Little Foxes

I thoroughly enjoy the great challenge of being a coach, which often involves discussing drills players can learn and plays that can be implemented. But, more than anything, I love drilling down on the discussions of the most basic parts of the game. Recently, I noticed that one of our players was becoming frustrated with his inability to do something …

Hanging On

There’s a lot of things that I enjoy about coaching, and one of the things I find very entertaining as a coach is when you walk in on players impersonating you when they don’t know that you are there — especially if you are somebody who can laugh at yourself. I remember walking in on such activity, and as the …

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 …