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The Coach Hays · 1w ago

Leadership is what leadership does

I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership recently with national and world events being what they are. Politics, business, agriculture, science, education, sports, etc. all rely on effective...
The Coach Hays · 2W ago

#MeReadBook: JASPER AND THE RIDDLE OF RILEY’S MINE

I was a slow reader and struggled as a kid. In 6th grade, I went down to the reading help session in one of the school’s storerooms. A parent volunteer gave me a mimeographed copy of “To Bui...
The Coach Hays · 1M ago

Too Young

Two Sunday mornings the past six months and two times the news of a shocking death of a promising, young baseball player. On September 25, 2016, young pitching phenom Jose Fernandez of the M...
The Coach Hays · 1M ago

New Year’s Eve Flashback Post: Being Stupid in 2010

This is one of my all-time favorite stupid-funny posts. One of my former players from 2008 still laughs about this when he sees me. Six New Year’s Eves later and I still am 100% sure of one ...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

COACH LANE’S OVERALL PHILOSOPHIES (circa 2000)

Every year about this time, I go to my space in the basement, pull out the tubs and boxes of old football coaching materials, and make an attempt to cull things that no longer justify the sp...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

Civil Disobedience

The power of Google tells me today is the anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s birth 184 years ago on November 29, 1832. Fantastic. Really? No, not really. I can’t say I’m a fan of Louisa May’...
The Coach Hays · 3M ago

A Circle

We once vehemently thought the world was flat. Wrong. We thought the world revolved around us. Wrong. We shift as we discover we are wrong. We rewrite the history of our mistakes and move on...
The Coach Hays · 3M ago

1763

We know all about the American Revolution, right? Did not we dashing, young American children learn every important date, battle, and character of our nation’s fight for independence from Br...
The Coach Hays · 3M ago

Think the 2016 Election is Bad?

Had enough of the 2016 Presidential Election? Do you think this is the craziest, most chaotic presidential election ever? In our lifetime, 2016 is definitely over-the-top insanity with our m...
The Coach Hays · 4M ago

Brand Rant

“Be who you are by branding who you are.” I am fed up with one particular sports fad. Sick and tired. So over-the-top-angry it has forced me into a grumpy, “get-off-my-lawn” old man rant. I ...