You are a Coach’s Daughter. And That’s Something to be Proud of.
My girl. My sweet baby girl.
You really don’t even know what you’re into here.
You’re a coach’s daughter.
Sometimes you hear things you shouldn’t hear said about your daddy.
Sometimes you go days at a time without seeing daddy because you’re asleep when he leaves and asleep when he comes home.
Sometimes you’re surrounded by nothing but sweaty, stinky boys with not one single little girl in sight.
Oh but my sweet girl…sometimes…
Sometimes you hear people talk about how wonderful your daddy is, and how he invests so much time into young men and what a wonderful role model he is.
And sometimes when you get to go to the ballgames and you run on the field afterward daddy flashes that big cheesy grin and screams “Cha-sae!” (like only HE can) and grabs you up and swings you around on that fresh cut field.
And sometimes you stand there amongst all those sweaty, stinky boys and in that moment you are the most protected little girl in all of the world.
Sometimes it’s hard being you.
It’s hard sharing your daddy with so many other people.
It’s hard trying to get daddy’s attention when he has so much to focus on.
And it will get harder as you get older.
Some people won’t like you because of your last name.
Some people won’t speak to you because your daddy didn’t play their kid when they thought he should have played.
Some people will talk about you behind your back because they’re jealous of you.
But some people will love you because of who you are.
They will love you because your daddy took the time to help their son or brother when there was no one else that wanted to deal with him.
And THOSE people, those people are the ones that you surround yourself with.
You block out all the negative and focus on the positives because your daddy is a good man, a great coach and the best daddy.
You don’t understand it all, but that will come with time.
You’re a coach’s daughter.
You’ll always have a slew of big brothers and daddy’s coaching buddies to protect you.
And whether we win, lose or draw, that’s ALWAYS something to be proud of.
HE is something to be proud of.
My name is Laura Pruitt and I am the stay-at-home-mom and wife of a football coach of 14 years. My husband is a head coach at a tiny little 2A school called Pisgah High School in Pisgah, AL. I grew up a girly girl and knew nothing of football. When I met my husband he was a football coach, along with his dad and his big brother, who is now the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. The last 11 years of marriage have been a rollercoaster being married to a coach but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My husband Luke and I have 4 children. John Cooper, Hudson, Spencer and Charlsie. The coach wife life isn’t for everybody, but I know I was born to be a coach’s wife and I embrace that challenge every single day!