Survive Recruiting Trips

When our boys were younger, Ordell would pack up and hit the recruiting trail as soon as the football season was over. His time away wasn’t terribly long. However, it often ran right into the holidays. The football season is difficult for young coaches’ kids. Adding overnight recruiting trips on … Read More

5 Important Things Coaches’ Wives Should Know

It’s job transition season! This is by far the hardest time of year for coaching families for many reasons, but for me, the brutal part of this time of year is that this is when it hits home that football is a business. Even when you feel like you work … Read More

Dear Coaches’ Wives it’s Not Fair; Have Faith Anyway

It’s the season when job transitions are starting. It’s different every year, and more and more it seems that coaches’ months of stability are now reduced to weeks. Soon, somewhere in the country will start those dreaded conversations are going to start. It doesn’t matter that the team was plagued … Read More

Living Out God’s Will Be Done

Picture it, the perfect setup for an easy coach’s wife life. A great wife group, a fantastic school and community for your kids, a supportive church community, and the best of friends in a wonderful town. That’s what I had, and it was all I’d ever wanted. Well, except coach … Read More

Rumor Mills and Bleacher Coaches

It’s that time of year when fall sports are finishing their seasons, or will enter playoffs, or have completed enough of their season to see if the fair-weather fans are sticking around this year. For coaching families of fall sports, October and November mark the beginning of the most difficult … Read More