SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Coaches make a difference

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

I've come to realize the best way I can repay my coaches is by continuing to give my all and finding that "want to" deep down inside of me when the only thing I want to do is quit.

I can repay my coaches by being a man of honor and passing along my love for the games they taught me and the lessons of life found in those games.

I will always be proud to be a Gulf Breeze Dolphin and part of that pride comes from having had the honor of playing for Jim Smith, Buddy Smith, Sylvan Ladner, Greg Presnell, Kenny Owens, Robert Freeman, Jerry Henderson and Mike Walker.

These men gave of their lives to shape my life and for that I will always be grateful.


Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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