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Jess Gilardi is a head lacrosse coach’s wife living on the East Coast. They have three young kids and have been living this life since 2004. She was a mental health therapist in the school system before becoming the full time chaos coordinator for the family (a.k.a. stay at home mom).

Doing Transitions Better

Doing Transitions Better

Two years ago, we experienced our third move. I know that’s not many in the coaching world, but it was three more than I ever wanted. Even after processing the first two, figuring out what we did right, what we did wrong, how we could transition better in the future, and what slowed our acceptance …

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I'm thankful for you

I’m Thankful For You

When the world thinks about sports, they think about the athletes and the coaches. But there are so many people who play an essential role in making our Friday night or Saturday entertainment possible. So from one piece of the sports puzzle that’s used to going unseen to the masses, I am thankful for you.  …

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In the Waiting

In The Waiting

There are usually a few weeks to months after the season ends, where you don’t know if you should plan your future at your current school and town or if you need to start preparing your heart and home to leave. After almost two decades in this life, I can count on one hand the …

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When God doesn't fix it

When God Doesn’t Fix It

During one of our early seasons that didn’t end with a good record, the Athletic Director told the entire coaching staff that they needed to “fix it” or they’d all be gone. This was only our second season at this school, so it was difficult to embrace the “fix it” logic since my coach didn’t …

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move a lot this is what i know lessons learned

Lessons Learned from a Transient Coach’s Wife

I have always found it frustrating to not get to where I want to be, with new friends, with the new house, in the new community, immediately. I also fall victim to always comparing my brand new beginning to the well developed ending that just occurred. I’ve learned that I need to be patient and realistic. It takes time to get where I would like to be, usually years.

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