I’d like to thank the readers who have been in touch with me for their positive feedback regarding the series Chace Bryson and I are doing about high school coaching, “Coaching Amid the Chaos.” It is obvious that a lot pf people care about high school sports in the East Bay, from the people who enter coaching, to the athletes that play them and to the parents who offer their time and their financial and moral support to the programs. For any team or department to have success, all three have to be on the same page.
We’d also like to thank the coaches and athletic directors who told their stories to us with such candor and sincerity. Without them being so forthcoming, a series like this would have been more challenging. Hopefully, we’ve done the subject justice.
From the people who have just started their varsity coaching careers, to the ones who have been doing it for a generation, one things holds true. They’re not doing it for the money or the notoriety. They do it because they love it. It wouldn’t be possible otherwise.