I am happy to endorse the effort’s of Barry Dean, a devout Catholic and Alabama native with extensive experience in coaching, who is launching the Association of Catholic Coaches to assist coaches throughout our country. Men and women in the coaching profession provide athletes not only with skills to compete athletically but also with human and spiritual skills to live an upright Christian life. They are role models and mentors to the many athletes under their direction.
With all the pressures on coaches these days, they need modeling and mentoring themselves. They need the support of other coaches who share their vision, values and virtues.
My prayers are with Coach Dean as he assembles this group of dedicated Catholic coaches. May he and they experience the support of the Catholic community as they provide a framework for living and modeling the Christian life for many dedicated coaches throughout our nation.
With my good wishes and prayerful support, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ.