“All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” – Bill McCartney


Growing up, I was very lucky to have some damned good coaches who volunteered their time to help me learn and grow as an athlete and as a young man. This site is dedicated to them and others like them all around the world. Tell me about yours and I’ll tell you about mine.



Send your true stories – short or long, sad or happy, inspirational or ridiculous – so we can consider publishing them here. Odds increase if you also send one great photo in high resolution. There is also a possibility that stories submitted here will appear in an upcoming print edition of “My Old Coach.”

Email here: rkdarnell@gmail.com