Coach’s Confession: The assistant
This week’s Coach’s Confession takes a look into the life of the assistant— the man who may not be the head coach in charge, but contributes to his athletic program significantly.
The coach for this week has been in coaching for a few years now, and has seen success in football and basketball.
Our anonymous coach confesses his passion for sports, his deep coaching roots, and not to mention, a time he played against an NFL wide receiver.
What’s the biggest thing you love about your job?
“I love working with kids everyday. It’s about seeing them succeed and watching their hard work pay off. I feel like I’m building lifelong relationships with my kids and it’s great being a role model for them.”
What’s the absolute worst part about coaching?
“Definitely dealing with delusional and unrealistic parents. The early mornings are rough sometimes, I guess I'm not exactly a morning person yet.”
What’s your favorite moment in your coaching career?
“Having an undefeated hoops team my first year of coaching. I walked into a great situation and a stud group of athletes.”
When you’re not in the office, what can we find you doing?
“I’m usually betting on sports, playing video games, playing golf, and travelling.”
If you could be a coach under anyone, who would it be?
“Coach K or Mike Leach.”
What’s the funniest thing you’ve had happen with an athlete?
“This is pretty funny. We were playing Stamford one year and we were up by 30. James Washington, who is of course now on the Pittsburgh Steelers was trailing our big man and he pulled a deep three. James blocked it with his armpit. Then James went and two-hand posterized the guy on the other end.”
What made you want to coach?
“It’s all I could ever see myself doing since I grew up in it. I have been around it all my life.”
What do you expect out of your career? What’s your dream job?
“I expect to have successful programs wherever I go. I want to develop players on and off the court and on the field. After that, the winning will take care of itself. I haven’t really thought about that a lot yet, but probably a small school powerhouse like Lipan or Martin’s Mill.”
If you weren’t coaching, what would be your profession?
“Probably physical therapy or something related to sports medicine. My first major in college was [physical therapy] until I changed it to education.”