Peter Lucas, Highland Park, Ill.
I coached my three sons in everything that they were involved in. Now that they are grown, I truly miss those days, and I look forward to the time when I can coach my grandchildren. When I meet some of my former players and they greet me as Coach, it makes my day—no matter how tough of a day it has been.
Jerry Bober, Weymouth, Mass.
When I coached, I always told my soccer teams that whether we go undefeated or winless, we're going to have a party at season's end. One of my favorite memories is of an eight-year-old asking me, "Who won?" after she had played defense in an 8--0 loss. As Mr. Taylor put it, "That's the kind of thing that stays with me."
Jeff Covel, Arlington, Va.
To all budding coaches, I suggest you ask yourselves this question: If you run into a child and her parents a year after you coach her, will they be glad to see you, or will they avoid you?
Rick Engel, West Windsor, N.J.
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