Crossroads

“In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want...

Friendship

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” – Proverbs 17:17 Friendships built through sport can last a lifetime. Athletes spend hours of practice time and game situations with their teammates. They compete for playing time, they sweat together...

How We Talk Matters

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up…..” – Ephesians 4:29 We talk to ourselves all day long. If that’s true, and it is, what are we talking about? Too often, the words we speak to ourselves aren’t positive. If we...

The King

Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true." – John 18:37 The man known as “The King of Golf” left us in...

Busyness

“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10 As coaches, we live in a “grip it and rip it” world. We know all to well about being overloaded, overburdened, and overboard with busyness. Instead of hitting the “Do It” button again and again, wouldn’t it be nice to...

Expectations

“Everyone was expecting the Messiah to come soon, and they were eager to know whether John might be the Messiah.” – Luke 3:15 As coaches, we know all too well about expectations. An expectation is defined as “a strong belief that something will happen in the future.”...

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Represent

Represent

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God.’” – 2 Corinthians 5:20 As coaches, we often remind our athletes that they aren’t just playing for themselves. It was a regular...

Team Meeting

Team Meeting

“Woe to you experts in the law! You have taken away the key to knowledge! You didn’t go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were going in.” – Luke 11:52 We all know about the team meeting. When things aren’t going well, the coach gathers his or her players...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 Kay Yow left a legacy! The legendary women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University won 737 games, coached her teams to four Atlantic Coast Conference tournament...

Dedication

Dedication

“Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this to you also. In any case, we should live up to whatever (truth) we have attained. Join in imitating me, brothers, and observe those who live...

100%

100%

“Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 100%! As coaches, we’re always asking our athletes to give their all when they compete. Rarely do we get it. I remember...

Be Wise

Be Wise

“A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to council is wise.” – Proverbs 12:15 I was in my first year as a head coach and wanted to do things the right way. However, the varsity player was testing my patience. He was consistently late for practice...

God’s Standard

God’s Standard

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’...

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

“For we are God’s co-workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. According to God’s grace that was given to me, as a skilled builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it, because no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid—that is,...

Marriage

Marriage

“Marriage must be respected by all, the marriage bed kept undefiled, because Godwill judge immoral people and adulterers.”– Hebrews 13:4 As coaches, we have a lot on our minds. Our lives are a never-ending merry-go-round of duties and responsibilities. Everyone and...

Don’t Be Ashamed

Don’t Be Ashamed

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvationto everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.”– Romans 1:16 Do you remember getting your first letterman jacket? What a proud day that was! Mine was simple in design. The...