May 24, 2012Tweet
We often get testimonials from folks who have been impacted by Coach. From time to time we will share these with you in hopes that they will encourage you just as much as they have encouraged us. To God be the glory!
Here’s Jason’s story…
“I’ll never forget where I was when I heard of Ed’s passing, it stopped me in my tracks and hit me straight to the heart. I wasn’t sure why at the time, but everything I read and heard through the media struck me hard emotionally. I didn’t know Christ yet at the time…but it wouldn’t be long.
May 14, 2012Tweet
Toughness—an essential element for any athlete, both mental and physical. Also, an essential element for life and all the challenges thrown our way each day. There are many days and circumstances where we are challenged to be tough, to endure, to persevere, even when we can’t see the ultimate results or the results are out of our control.
In a private moment with the Ed Thomas Family Foundation board, Coach Kerns, the right hand man to Coach Thomas, instructed us regarding toughness. No one taught toughness like Coach Kerns. We learned to fight through pain, bad plays, and exhaustion in order to focus on the next play and be effective in our roles on the team. He is a tough man that taught toughness to many other tough men. Yet, in this moment, he shared a great lesson he had learned. He said…”true toughness is doing the right thing all the time.”