As cliché as it sounds, I consider myself one of the luckiest coaches in the world because I get the opportunity to work with outstanding young men on a daily basis as the Head Football Coach at Mound Westonka High School. As a former high school and college football player, my passion for the game of football and what it teaches players is insurmountable. It is no secret that the White Hawks Varsity Football team is once again off to a slow start. After playing Blue Earth Area and Holy Family very tough we have lost lopsided games to both New London-Spicer and Delano. Even with the 0-4 start my players have accomplished so much. Though our record may seem similar to what has been produced over the course of the past 32 season of football at MW, losing does not define a MW football player. Every day MW football players walk the hallways at Mound Westonka High School full of PRIDE.
Though winning is ultimately the goal we have each Friday night when we take the field under the lights, playing with pride and playing for each other is much more important. To me, football is the ultimate team sport because it requires such a unique brand of teamwork. When you’re a part of a football team understanding your role and that of your teammates is critical. Trusting them to do their job is also of utmost importance. On a daily basis we talk a lot about being a “F.A.M.L.Y.” and how if we are going to be successful then we have to be completely selfless and sell out for each other. This selfless attitude that my players embody is very apparent throughout the school and football fields every day.
I have seen a lot of improvement thus far out of my players, and I have no doubt in my mind that they will continue to work hard to get better the rest of the season. I am completely committed to Mound Westonka Football and I firmly believe that we will right this ship very soon as long as we stick together and continue to give our very best effort and attitude.
As I continue to tell my players, football does not build character, it reveals character and I would argue that no other football team exemplifies more character than the MW White Hawks Football Team.
Practice Like A Champion. Play Like A Champion. Live Like A Champion.
GO WHITE HAWKS!