Abraham, Martin, and John
Although just a kid, I remember the song resonating with me and thinking, “those are all special people… they are really going to be missed… why is this happening?”
Bouchard, Oder, and Boehm
and Schartz …
Fred Bouchard, Greg Oder, Royce Boehm, and Ryan Schartz.
Now, I am not trying to compare the accomplishments of these coaches to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John and Bobby Kennedy, or the gravity of their assassinations, but I have to tell you, collectively, this hits hard….
These retirements have and will leave a void among the Kansas City area coaching family.
And this does not even include our colleagues on the Kansas side and others on the Missouri side…
I can write about these four because I competed against them, my teams battled with theirs, and I admired their work…. up close!
They are extraordinary.
Their teams were always well coached, disciplined, and smart.
Their teams always played hard.
They always got the most out of the talent they had.
They all have at least one state championship under their belts.
I had these programs in mind two weeks into the 2014 season when I wrote this post, Winning, when Blue Springs South was 0-2, and Fort Osage was making winning look “easy”.
I know the new men in these positions will continue the great traditions established by these coaches… but I still can’s help but think….
“those are all special people… they are really going to be missed… why is this happening?”
Remember – You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org