Still Coach, Still Daddy, But No Longer Coach Daddy

If you’ve ever been a coach of anything, especially a coach to your own children, you’ll relate to Eli’s eloquent, heartfelt post. Once a coach always a coach. Once a dad, always a dad.

Trophies and medals fought so hard for denigrate quickly to the forgotten.

Even those that find a home in a hallowed hall in a glass case pass through days no one stops to remember. A Lombardi trophy must be dusted. Shiny prizes become relics in record time.

I have medals. All have finalist engraved, which translates to you didn’t win the championship game. But this last one one of my teams won? It felt like finalist+1 even though it hurt like you didn’t win the championship game+1.

It was the last time I got to coach one of my daughters, and we didn’t win the championship. We walked away with so much more.

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6 thoughts on “Still Coach, Still Daddy, But No Longer Coach Daddy

  1. Thanks for the re-blog and kind words, friend. I think I’m kind of like the guy on the blog, but what you don’t see is that I anger motorists by driving the speed limit, have a messy car and tend to lose focus at the slightest provocation.

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