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  • Spontaneous moments like the one pictured above can't be relieved. We were actually even lucky to capture it on film.

    High school coaches don't do it for the money. I calculated that I made less than $1 an hour when it was all said and done.
    Sweat shop rates.
    Staying up late thinking, scheming, researching and studying is mandatory if you want to win, and even then it's not guaranteed.
    Players don't always give you their best.
    Parents aren't always appreciative.
    Administrators aren't always supportive.
    Some opponents lack sportsmanship.
    Officials are never wrong.
    The list goes on.
    And I love all of it.
    I love practice.
    I love games.
    I love my team.
    I love my school.
    I love competition.
    I love winning.
    I love losin...on second thought, I hate that.
    I love the bus rides.
    I love the cheers.
    I love seeing my team celebrate.
    I love being a coach and mentor.
    But I love my son more.
    So long team, I wish you the best. Go get 'em.
    Love you, miss you.
    --Coach
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