ERIC Number: EJ939881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
The Season After: A Football Coach Moves on after 27 Years
Gerson, Gary D.
Independent School, v70 n1 Fall 2010
In this article, the author shares his experience of being a football coach for 27 years and describes how he moves on after these years. For the first time in 27 years, he is not on the field with boys for two-a-days and scrimmages. And he is not going to be there for the games. So, there is no more football. This is after four years of walk-on football at Vanderbilt (and the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1982), seven years as an assistant coach at Cranbrook Kingswood, two years off to play more football at the University of Windsor across the bridge, and the last 13 as head varsity coach for the Cranbrook Cranes. The author had breathed football for that whole time, walked it and dreamed it and lived it. It really was so much of what he had known as an adult, first playing and then training young boys how not to trip over their own confused feet. And now it would be someone else's turn to run the show.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Males, Athletic Coaches, Phenomenology, Midlife Transitions, Work Experience, Family Life
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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