I want to take this opportunity to thank all my high school coaches.
Thanks for all the lessons, on and off the field and court.
Thank you for believing in me and my teammates, and for all the great wins and not so great losses.
I emceed the 11th annual Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence dinner last night, and it made me realize, now more than ever, that high school coaches deserve more praise than they get.
These men and women slug it out, day in and day out, to make our children better athletes and in many cases better people, using sports to accomplish that feat.
I spoke with this year’s winner, Bob Wynne of Ancaster High School, after last night’s dinner.
And he said something that really struck a chord with me.
He said the best thing about coaching is not winning championships, which his team’s have done a lot of.
He said the endearing thing about coaching high school sports is all the people you get to know.
And that’s what it’s all about, giving back and connecting with others to make them achieve a common goal.
Congrats to Bob, and all you high school coaches out there.