Friday, October 7, 2016

Week 4 -- White Hawks Football - Playing with PRIDE, Playing for Each Other

Today's post is from Grandview Dean of Students and MWHS Head Football Coach Nick David

As cliché as it sounds, I consider myself one of the luckiest football 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, like last season, is once again off to a great start. We are currently 5-0, ranked fifth in Class AAAA, and are getting better as a team with each and every practice and opportunity that we get. Every day MW football players walk the hallways at Mound Westonka High School full of PRIDE as they have made the decision to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

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 in order to be successful. Trusting teammates to do their job is also of utmost importance. On a daily basis we talk a lot about being a “F.A.M.I.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 high school, football fields, and community on a daily basis.

It has been very rewarding over the course of my four years here at MW to see this team grow into what and who they are today. Not only have they gotten bigger, faster, and stronger, and as a result became better football players, but they have grown into upstanding young men and role models for other students and future White Hawks football players. 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 White Hawks Football Team.

2016 Mound Westonka High School Football Team 
Practice Like A Champion. Play Like A Champion. Live Like A Champion.

-Coach David

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