What I Learned from a 12 Year Old

One of the coolest things I’ve done since moving to State College, PA is attend the Little League World Series. Held in nearby Williamsport for the past 67 years, it’s a unique event that brings the whole world to this small, Pennsylvania town. Free admission and reasonable concession prices bring thousands each year to cheer …

3 Tips for Better Sleep

I’ve seen it time and time again, and you have too—coaches who struggle to sleep. Particularly in-season. Late night film, crazy travel schedules and the pressure to win (and keep their job) are just a few of the reasons coaches find it tough to sleep well. The results? Moodiness. Caffeine addiction. Increased stress. Slower thinking …

Counter-Cultural Courage

Last week I wrote about the courageous decision of Coach Adam Steinwachs. This week the honor goes to former Xavier Associate Head Coach Pat Kelsey (far right in picture). After helping lead the Musketeers to a 50-17 record the past two seasons, Kelsey resigned this week in an effort to keep his wife and two …

You Only Get One Lap

I didn’t want to look back on my life one day and have regrets. —Adam Steinwachs, Head Coach, University of Dayton Track & Field Adam Steinwachs knows he only has one chance at life—only one lap. Recently he made a radical decision to run that lap with no regrets. In his second year as UD …

Will You Stop, or Be Forced To?

We weren’t made to work 24/7/365. Many of us try, but the result is always the same. Burnout. Health issues. Damaged relationships. Going hard without taking a break is like saying we’re too busy driving to stop for gas. Eventually, we’ll be forced to stop. We’ve seen it over and over, yet the list of …

Make Life Rich

Former Washington Husky quarterback, Jake Locker, raised some eyebrows when he chose to return for his senior season last year. Some predicted he would have been a top 10 pick in last year’s draft. And after an uneven senior year riddled with injuries, Locker’s stock took a nosedive. Word on the street is that the …