As a coach, I am responsible for preparing each player to be the best football player he can be with an emphasis on teamwork. More important, I am responsible for preparing the same player to be a better person in the game of life. The most successful individuals in life exhibit discipline, a strong work ethic, loyalty, and teamwork. As a coach, I demand that our players exhibit these characteristics. I demand that the players give everything they have to win (What’s Important Now) each play for their teammates, knowing that it might be their last play together. My players will respect the game, their coaches, their teammates, officials, the other team and fans. Through athletics, each player will develop a self confidence that they can and will achieve anything in their lives.
Roll in CYA:
As the President of CYA, I am responsible for the overall day to day operations of CYA Football and Cheerleading. In these current days, we as directors and coaches need to work harder to make this great game safer for our youth. By ordering the best equipment to reduce the possibility of injury, to educating the players/parents and to prepare these young men and women for the season through offseason workout programs. As President, I expect all coaches to display conduct that enhances their image both of themselves and as a role model to our youth.
Through athletics, these young men and women will learn character traits that they will use no matter which path of life they choose. My job is to teach these men and women a little about this great game, but more about the game of life.
I grew up playing football for thirteen years in western Pennsylvania. In my playing days, I was privileged to be coached by knowledgeable, energetic coaches who helped mold me as a player and a future coach. I have been coaching football in CYA since 2006. I have coached at every level within CYA and several years as a JV coach at Catoctin High School.
Why I coach:
I have a passion for football and want all players I coach to experience the same experiences I did as a player. More important than coaching, I strongly believe God has provided me with the opportunity to mentor the youth within the community through athletics.