The Importance Of Coaching At St. Bernard

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When I began coaching at St. Bernard, while I offered an occasional opinion and basically did what I was asked to do, I was quietly observant, attentive, and took copious mental notes about all aspects of the coaching process; everything from implementing workouts, racing strategy, team discipline, to how coaches, at both St. Bernard as well as other high school teams, reacted to victories and more importantly, to losses. To some people, I may have appeared to be, at times, almost disinterested in what I was doing. That was the furthest thing from the truth.
Apparently, one of those people was Don’s father, Richard. Years later, Don related a conversation he had with his father years after I had moved on from coaching at St. Bernard. Don’s