Sunday, May 18, 2014

My son, the coach


The team my son coaches in track and field won their big championship meet last night! My son is the jumps coach—high jump, long jump, triple jump, hurdles—for Xavier High, the team that was his former high school's chief rival. When he was a hurdler and high jumper at Fordham Prep, his school always won this huge end-of-season meet, but now the guard has changed. When Xavier won last night, my son's former coach from Fordham came up to him and said, "You fucker," and then gave him a hug.

This is what my son wrote on under the photo he posted on social media (which I have unapolgetically swiped for this blog record): "Couldn't be more proud of my athletes today. Taking 1st and 2nd in the triple jump, 2nd and 4th in the high jump, and 1st and 4th in the long jump all to help bring home the CHSAA sectional championship! Today was a great day to be a coach. #blessed #champions"


6 comments:

  1. How awesome that he is giving back! Good son you raised there.

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  2. I wonder if he's as proud as you are.

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  3. He's so heroic, in a Greatest Generation sort of way. There's just something vintage about his brand of goodness. Good job to you, mama.

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  4. You're kids are doing great things! xoxo

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