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Offline Tim McDaniel

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1st Season as a retired Coach
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:58:59 PM »
Well, its now almost December and i have made it through my first season as a retired Coach. While i did have a very generous offer of being an assistant, unfortunately, due to a job change I moved up to the very top of the state of Georgia and i couldnt accept it. Thank you again Coach Dollar. I did miss it, missed instructing the kids, missed the hitting, missed the snot bubbles and the happy faces from running some of the drills they enjoyed. I did keep myself occupied at home, working on things i have not been doing. Amazed at how much more time that i have to do other things, Sleeping in some on Saturdays, getting to watch College football, Watching Nascar and NHRA on Sundays instead of breaking down film.... of course being at home so much has it drawbacks too, i guess people get along better sometimes when they arent together as much. Divorce #2 coming up. It is what it is.....

Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 10:01:35 PM »
Bummer.
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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 11:03:46 PM »
Well, its now almost December and i have made it through my first season as a retired Coach. While i did have a very generous offer of being an assistant, unfortunately, due to a job change I moved up to the very top of the state of Georgia and i couldnt accept it. Thank you again Coach Dollar. I did miss it, missed instructing the kids, missed the hitting, missed the snot bubbles and the happy faces from running some of the drills they enjoyed. I did keep myself occupied at home, working on things i have not been doing. Amazed at how much more time that i have to do other things, Sleeping in some on Saturdays, getting to watch College football, Watching Nascar and NHRA on Sundays instead of breaking down film.... of course being at home so much has it drawbacks too, i guess people get along better sometimes when they arent together as much. Divorce #2 coming up. It is what it is.....

I may hang up the whistle, too.  Been a long time.  Lots of kids, lots of memories.  But I'm looking forward to hunting and fishing again haha.

Sorry about divorce mate

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 07:30:47 AM »
of course being at home so much has it drawbacks too, i guess people get along better sometimes when they arent together as much. Divorce #2 coming up. It is what it is.

Sometimes finding another wife/girlfriend/significant other is easier than finding another team to coach.  Regardless, good luck on finding either, or both.  :)

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 08:17:04 AM »
Hung it up a few years back. I would go back and coach under the right circumstances. Maybe. I have settled into having a life again pretty well. Rekindled some old hobbies, got married(how did that happen  :o), get to watch football for entertainment....well FSU was anything but entertaining this year. I miss some stuff for sure, but I also love the free time as well. The new wifey is pretty cool as well.  I still read coaching stuff and actually batted around going to a Glazier. Kinda makes me think I am inching back to coaching. I get offers every year. Some are tempting, some I would never subject myself to and one I might of actually done if the drive was closer.

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 10:51:43 AM »
I just finished my final season as I'm turning my boys over to the high school staff next season after just 6 years.

I'm not sure what I will do with all of my time come August, I may need to take up golf again just to get out of my wife's way at home.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 11:06:38 AM by DREagle »

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 01:04:50 PM »
I'm on year two and I miss it but I dont miss the parents or the everyday grind. I miss the game day activities and the feeling of a win or a loss. Using that feeling to do better.

I just gained way too much from not coaching though. I can spend time with my wife. I build Sports Live Decals. I learned how to race and build drones. My weekend life and parties are super fun as well. LOL!!!

For me to come back, it would have to be close to perfect opportunity though. Right now, I dont know what that is.

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 01:23:59 PM »
For me to come back, it would have to be close to perfect opportunity though. Right now, I dont know what that is.

I don't think that exists.  ;)

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 09:19:23 AM »
I'm on year two and I miss it but I dont miss the parents or the everyday grind. I miss the game day activities and the feeling of a win or a loss. Using that feeling to do better.


I think I would be the opposite way when I'm done coaching.  Games can come and go, but what I really love is that everyday grind of being in the gym and working with players to get them to be the best version of themselves that they can be.  Seeing the growth, the confidence, the team building, etc. 

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 04:55:57 PM »
First year out and I miss the competition. I've also coached baseball and basketball, but football is the only sport that felt like I was competing along with the boys. I was able to see more of my girls' falls sports so that was nice. Happy that all of the boys from last year went out for football their freshman year and are returning next year. That was always my biggest goal.

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 05:16:02 PM »
I hear you guys talking about being retired from coaching, and I'm sitting here thinking to myself, "I'm not even started yet." I started coaching late to begin with, 2010, and now at 61, I still have much that I want to accomplish. I enjoy working with the kids and I'm not ready to quit yet.

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 07:35:20 PM »
I hear you guys talking about being retired from coaching, and I'm sitting here thinking to myself, "I'm not even started yet." I started coaching late to begin with, 2010, and now at 61, I still have much that I want to accomplish. I enjoy working with the kids and I'm not ready to quit yet.

Vince, I got started late, as well.  And while I'm not ready to quit, it may not be my decision. lol

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Re: 1st Season as a retired Coach
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 07:50:15 PM »
Vince, I got started late, as well.  And while I'm not ready to quit, it may not be my decision. lol

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