Letters: Student dismayed coach won't be back
Student dismayed coach won't be back I am a junior from Park Rapids Area High School. The school year is winding down and so is the track season. This track season was one of the better experiences I've ever had. It taught me a lot about life, ho...
coach won't be back
I am a junior from Park Rapids Area High School. The school year is winding down and so is the track season. This track season was one of the better experiences I've ever had. It taught me a lot about life, how to never give up and how to work for goals with substantial meaning. It has also taught me how to be a leader and work as a team.
I didn't learn these virtues on my own. They have been shown by example to me by my coach, Kenny Miller. It was so aggravating and sad to hear his teaching contract would not be renewed for the 2007-08 school year. He is an extremely knowledgeable person who loves what he does. A person can't ask for anything more in a coach or teacher. On top of that, Mr. Miller is dedicated and has a passion for his track and cross country coaching, and also teaching middle school physical education.
It was hard not to get along with Mr. Miller. His character is very adaptable with us high school athletes. It is fun to have a coach who you can joke around with during the beginning parts of practice. The team enjoys laughing and sharing stories before a hard day. Every now and then he would bring his little son to practice and introduce him to us. According to coach, his son has quite the arm when it comes to throwing a baseball. We like to poke fun at Mr. Miller because he is such a die-hard runner!
Now after two years, he is being replaced. Not only will I, but many of my fellow teammates will miss him. Without him, I will have a hard time joining the team next year. The section track meet is coming up, and I will have to run with the thought of having my leader and role model be replaced. In my opinion, this is a very big loss to Dist. 309.