There is a group of people that were raised on a field they will probably never play a game on. They have been going to football games since they were only months old. They love the game and have learned from the game, even though they haven’t ever stepped on the field. They are coaches’ daughters, born and raised on the sidelines with a never ending love for the game of football.
As coaches’ daughters we are a breed of our own, we have laughed and cried in the stands on Friday nights. We have endured countless "Remember the Titans" and "Friday Night Lights" references, but in all reality we are all too much like Sheryl (Hayden Panettiere’s character in "Remember the Titans"), and we are proud of it. We will pace back and forth in the stands and bury are head in our hands when we just can’t bear to watch the next play (even though we are probably watching in between our fingers.)
As a coaches’ daughter, people underestimate your knowledge of football and look at you like you are crazy when you explain to them what the textbook definition of targeting is, or explain any other aspect of the game. People yell at your dad from the stands about a play call, something that you have grown used to; so you just sit there and snicker because you know it was their son that missed their block or didn’t run the correct route. You grew up with hundreds of boys that were like your brothers, and when you were little treated you like a queen. You always had your favorite player, even though you didn’t tell anyone (except maybe your mom) who it was. These are just things that come with the title of coach’s daughter.
You learned that hard work pays off. You watched teams work hard in the weight room and reap the benefits on the field. You also watched teams who didn’t work in the weight room have to deal with the consequences. You learned to set big goals and work towards them, what’s the worst that can happen. You get better. You learned that your mom was the strongest person you knew because she basically became a single parent during football season. You got strong because you were always running around chasing “the boys”. You love your title as the coach’s daughter but you love your dad so much more. Faith, Family and Football is what you live and die for.