A Note Left on Coach's Desk

Sometimes we get to see some "light", some "fruit" of our labor. Other times not so much.

Here is an example of some light.

Virtue=Strength,
Lou Judd
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I found this note on my desk today from a player of mine who I've been coaching and mentoring throughout the season.  As a coach it's always our hope that we are making a difference in a young athlete's life.  I wanted to share what this player wrote:
 
To Coach DeJoy
I love you as a coach and you are the reason why I am wearing green and gold in high school.  On the back page he shared some of his goals:
 
2012 Sycamore "I Will"
 
I am a champion
Will not make excuses
Integrity
Loyalty to the team, and soon to be a legend.

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Mentoring works!  Please continue to work and build these players into good men!  They need us!  Finally, embrace being a role model!  This is the reason why we do what we do!
 
Jim DeJoy
8th Grade Football
Sycamore Jr High School