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Outdoor Adventuring in the Off-Season

Outdoor Adventuring in the Off-Season

One of the things I strive to balance in my children’s lives is their involvement in coach’s football life and activities/hobbies outside of football. I want to be sure they...

Outdoor Adventuring in the Off-Season

One of the things I strive to balance in my children’s lives is their involvement in coach’s football life and activities/hobbies outside of football. I want to be sure they...

Climbing the Coaching Ranks Isn't For Everyone

Climbing the Coaching Ranks Isn't For Everyone

Outside observers might look at my husband's resume and assume he has difficulty finding jobs, so he's compromising to stay part of the game. The truth is, climbing the coaching...

Climbing the Coaching Ranks Isn't For Everyone

Outside observers might look at my husband's resume and assume he has difficulty finding jobs, so he's compromising to stay part of the game. The truth is, climbing the coaching...

Bury The Word

Bury The Word

I didn't grow up with faith. The coaching lifestyle, especially the carousel at the end of every season, made it so I didn't really have a choice. If I wanted...

Bury The Word

I didn't grow up with faith. The coaching lifestyle, especially the carousel at the end of every season, made it so I didn't really have a choice. If I wanted...

To Our Basketball Sons, On Senior Night

To Our Basketball Sons, On Senior Night

You’ll miss the squeak of your sneakers on the court, the way your practice jersey smells by Wednesday, the unique taste of your sweat from the free-throw line. You’ll miss...

To Our Basketball Sons, On Senior Night

You’ll miss the squeak of your sneakers on the court, the way your practice jersey smells by Wednesday, the unique taste of your sweat from the free-throw line. You’ll miss...

At What Point Do Youth Sports Become A False Idol?

At What Point Do Youth Sports Become A False Idol?

As a coach's wife, naturally one is immersed within the team culture.    Whether passively or actively, we are all enmeshed within the idiosyncrasies of teams early on. As such,...

At What Point Do Youth Sports Become A False Idol?

As a coach's wife, naturally one is immersed within the team culture.    Whether passively or actively, we are all enmeshed within the idiosyncrasies of teams early on. As such,...

For Love of the Game ... and For the Wife Not Feeling It

For Love of the Game ... and For the Wife Not F...

When I was a kid, nothing could bore me like baseball. Sure, I played t-ball and coach-pitch like many kids do, but more often than not, you would see me...

For Love of the Game ... and For the Wife Not F...

When I was a kid, nothing could bore me like baseball. Sure, I played t-ball and coach-pitch like many kids do, but more often than not, you would see me...

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  • Friday Feature: Haley Thomas

    Friday Feature: Haley Thomas

    Haley Thomas is the wife of head football coach James Thomas at Houston High School in Germantown Tennessee. We have 2 children, 8 year old daughter and 5 year old...

    Friday Feature: Haley Thomas

    Haley Thomas is the wife of head football coach James Thomas at Houston High School in Germantown Tennessee. We have 2 children, 8 year old daughter and 5 year old...

  • Friday Feature: Jill Petri

    Friday Feature: Jill Petri

    Most importantly, I’m an independent-thinking woman who has a strong faith and believes Jesus loves all of us. I’ve been married to my husband for 27 years and he’s coached...

    Friday Feature: Jill Petri

    Most importantly, I’m an independent-thinking woman who has a strong faith and believes Jesus loves all of us. I’ve been married to my husband for 27 years and he’s coached...

  • Friday Feature: Laeny Bauman

    Friday Feature: Laeny Bauman

    Wife to Taylor and mom to my boys, Ebbet (3) and Camden (1). Taylor has been a head coach for six years now and loves building up programs. We currently...

    Friday Feature: Laeny Bauman

    Wife to Taylor and mom to my boys, Ebbet (3) and Camden (1). Taylor has been a head coach for six years now and loves building up programs. We currently...

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