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Ex Player comes & visits
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:40:54 PM »
So a player I coached in the 90's came & visited today for a few hours. His family is at Disney, 2 children 3&1. It was so incredible to see him & of course the staff was flying the barbs. All around it was great. It was perfect Thursday so simply a walk through. It being a walk through it reminded me of another walk through when he played for me. Our RT went off sides & I lost it, I took off my shoes & threw at the player. We laughed at the story then he told he had just seen the RT in July. The RT reminded him & told him " man I miss Coach Joe".

He told he coaches today because he remembered what an impact I had on his life. I was very emotional but stayed stoic. Over the last few month's I have had 6 former players come & visit. They have all been from NY, if ever I needed a reminder why I coach they have provided it.

Joe
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Re: Ex Player comes & visits
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 01:33:44 PM »
That is awesome!

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Re: Ex Player comes & visits
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 01:57:16 PM »
I hope that one day I have even one player come up to me an tell me that. Great story Joe.

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Re: Ex Player comes & visits
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 05:25:27 PM »
C

Give it time. Nothing beats going to get a beer & you hear "Coach Joe". Your guys aren't that old yet. They will be & it will happen.

JOe
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Re: Ex Player comes & visits
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 05:35:20 PM »
I had a beer with one of my ex players for the first time last year. He is only 12 so it was a bit weird. Actually the kid was 23 and we had a fun talk.

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Re: Ex Player comes & visits
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 09:38:07 PM »
C

Give it time. Nothing beats going to get a beer & you hear "Coach Joe". Your guys aren't that old yet. They will be & it will happen.

JOe
The oldest guys I actually coached are juniors or seniors this year. What is weird is when you watch kids grow and eventually ot grow you. There is one kid I coached starting at 5 years old and now he is 13 and taller than me. It is crazy. My son is almost as tall as me and by next year this time, I expect he will be as tall as me or even taller.