Friday Night Wives

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Journal, Marriage

Any Team Can Beat Any Team on Any Day

When your unranked team faces a top ten team—hope sees the underdog come out on top. When your team has never beaten a certain opponent—hope brings the game to end that losing streak. When you are facing your cross-town rival in your State Championship—hope makes that unexpected victory so  ...

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Faith, Journal

Can I Pray for a Win?

As an educator, I know that a student who tries and fails and tries again learns more than those that are constantly successful. The same is true for a football game. We lose to learn. Does it suck? Yep, it sucks big time. But is it necessary to learn and grow as an individual, team, program,  ...

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Faith, Family, Journal, Marriage

The Coaches’ Wives Top Ten

Whatever conversation others may have with me in hopes I will share with my husband, will NEVER get to him! The coach’s spouse is often treated like a side door into the coach’s office. No, we don’t know what our husband is going to do about playing time. No, I don’t know our husband is going  ...

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Family, Journal

Living in the Space Between Winning and Losing

Yes, we step into that space and remind our men of the kids who do listen … of the kids who become adults and still reach out … of the kids who needed a surrogate father … of the kids who played out of their shoes … of the kids who just need one caring adult and our men stepped into the space,  ...

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Journal

When You Lose a Player

My professional training is as a mental health therapist so I assume that is why we have received quite a few of these phone calls from coaching colleagues over the years. Through our own difficult experiences and those of others, I am hopeful that I may be able to share some tips here that can  ...

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