Today we are back to the interview format for the show. I interview veteran college football coach and current 6-12 principal of the River Valley Community School District in Correctionville, Iowa, Adam Bisenius.
Like Coach Dave Maynard two weeks ago in Episode 86, Adam first heard this quote as a young boy when his father said it to a team he was coaching. It stuck with Adam ever since those days, and he has used it in his own coaching, teaching, and now as an administrator, both with kids and adults, too.
The quote is, "Don't be afraid of hard." While Adam discusses how he used it with his sports teams, he has had to use it a lot over the last year with his team of teachers, as they have had to navigate instructing kids through a pandemic. We have a great discussion about the quote, as well as a variety of other coaching and athletic topics that our discussion led to.