I recently read the post Why I Coach by Kim Wayne on Behind the Whistle (IWLCA). Her post really resonated with me. I teach by day and coach lacrosse evenings and weekends. For me, coaching feels like an extension of teaching. And in both cases, I love what I teach. Some days it's really tough. But when a student (or parent) thanks me for the positive impact I've made in their life, it's all worth it!