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April 13, 2018

     I remember the first time I was x-rayed in the hospital.  I had severely lacerated my hand open helping my Dad put up a new barbed wire fence on our property.  Upon arrival at the hospital, the very first thing they wanted to know was before they sewed it up was i...

April 20, 2017

Have you ever been afraid of the dark? I recall driving home late one night as a young teenager and pulling up to my Mom’s house.  The basement door had been left open while I was out with my friends. I immediately thought, what if someone was in there?  It was one of...

March 13, 2017

     Being a team player is a must if you want to win.  Talent is easy to spot, but finding a person who is "team oriented" is much harder to find.  A crucial component to having an edge over the competition is not just having talented individuals,...

February 15, 2017

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend Super Bowl LI.  It was my first time to watch a Super Bowl game in person.  In all my years of coaching and being involved in sporting events, I cannot ever recall experiencing such a vast swing of emotions as I did watching t...

February 5, 2017

It was the spring of 1992 as I sat alone at six in the morning staring out the window of the athletic training room at the University of Georgia.  My knee was severely swollen and I couldn’t participate in any team workouts.  I was about three months in on a very painf...

January 22, 2017

Falling down hurts, really bad.  Not only does it hurt physically, but the ego gets beat up pretty bad too.  One of the worst falls I ever experienced was in the 8th grade.  I had broken my tibia playing football and had to wear a cast that went from my foot to the top...

January 4, 2017

“We have to clean the lines first!”  Those were the first words my father in law said to me the first time he took me fishing in his boat on Lake Lanier in Atlanta several summers ago.  He continued, “If we don’t clean the lines first, they will get twisted and knot up...

December 25, 2016

I hate losing.  Losing hurts.  The level of pain you feel from losing may vary depending on how important the thing was you lost.  For some, losing doesn’t hurt at all.  For others it can be devastating.  When we lose something, it has a way of telling the world what w...

December 4, 2016

Have you ever noticed how there is a pill you can take for practically everything you need?  Your head hurts, take a pill.  You can’t sleep at night take a pill.  You have trouble focusing, take a pill.  You want to lose weight, take a pill.  Your kids have too much en...

November 27, 2016

Several years ago I had the privilege of visiting an Olympic training center for weight lifters in California.  I was there with a colleague on business and we were looking at different layouts and types of equipment to get ideas for a new training facility for the fut...

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