I have been a coach’s wife for 13 years. My husband coaches football and has coached baseball in the past. I am an assistant principal at a school in a neighboring district. We have 2 children, ages 10 and 5. It’s a crazy life navigating kids’ activities, my husband’s sporting events, and my own school extracurricular obligations, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
What is your favorite part of this lifestyle?
- My favorite part of being a coach’s wife is the community of coaches and spouses who “get it” and show so much support. I am thankful for our mentors and those who have set wonderful examples of a Godly marriage in the midst of the crazy lifestyle.
What is your LEAST favorite part of this lifestyle?
- My least favorite part are all of the unexpected factors- last minute changes and poor communication do not make it easy to keep up.
What is one item you can't live without that makes this life easier?
- One item I couldn’t live without is my Lilly Pulitzer agenda. I have the jumbo version, and it keeps us organized. I often tell my husband, “If it isn’t on that calendar, it isn’t happening!”
- I cannot resist concession stand French fries!
What is the craziest thing you have survived due to this lifestyle?
- The craziest thing we have survived is having my husband in season with a fall sport, myself in season with a fall sport, expecting our first child, and working toward ab advanced degree all at once.
What is one thing you would go back and tell your younger self?
- I would tell my younger self that I would be much less stressed if I only focused on the things I could control.
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