A coach is a mentor. A coach is a disciplinarian. A coach can be tough and yet loving at the same time.
It's taken me years of playing sports to realize what a difference coaches have made in my life. From my first soccer coach (who was my best friend's dad) to my own dad (who coached my first basketball team) to my club coaches, high school coaches and now my soon to be college coaches. As an athlete but probably more importantly as a young woman I am so grateful to have people in my life who have taught me to play sports and from that I have learned the importance of giving back. I hope to be all that these people have been to me to others one day.