Monday, August 23, 2010

Can I have your autograph?

It's not everyday that one can say there was an article about their husband in the local newspaper.

Yesterday, at church, a man came up to me and asked me if I had seen the article about Craig in the paper. We don't take the paper so hadn't seen it. He briefly told me about the article. 

I immediately felt a rush of pride swell within me.

He is well known around the track and field coaching circles as a great recruiter. He has been able to recruit some pretty stellar athletes, not only to the UA, but also to Utah State University.

Not only is he a great recruiter, he is very good at what he does.

Just recently, Jill Camerena-Williams (pictured above), threw her all time best in the shot-put event. She currently has the 3rd farthest throw ever in the US.
She is a mere 2 feet off of the world record.
She is ranked 7th in the world.
Since she is a post-collegiate athlete, he has been her private coach for the last 6 years.

I won't go on with his personal athletic and coaching accomplishments....they are quite lengthy.
I will say though, that he is so much more than his athletic accomplishments
Pres. David O McKay once said,
"No other success can compensate for failure in the home."

This is something he truly believes in.

His family comes before all he has ever done.
Even though it may not appear that way because he is gone so much,
 it is clear to us that he loves his family very much.

Now...if you will pardon me, I am going to have Coach Carter scribble his autograph on my copy.
And then I am going to show it to everyone I see. :)


mylittlegems said...

very cool :) we get the paper but I have not read it yet. Want me to save it for you? very cool- Mark would be proud!! :)

Grammee Linda said...

How kewl is that!! It is very clear you are proud of Craig and justly so!! Congrats to him!!

My DH has also had to travel a lot for business in our 35 years together when he would rather stay home - but he does it because he cares enough to provide for his family no matter what.

Take care!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Wow! That is awesome! Those people in coaching circles should know all the really awesome things he does at home and Church. Craig is an all-around great guy!
Love you, Jo-Anne!

Amber Omer said...

That is so awesome! You're famous!!

I just found your blog again, and I hope it's ok if I follow along?

Angie Berry said...

That is so very awesome! Definitely something to be proud of! =]