BY B. WAGNER - 2009
My days start with dawn and usually end with nights
Some mornings are tough but I will win those fights.
Because when I open that door and flip that switch,
The lights come on and I realize I’m rich.
“I’m a NFL Strength Coach, this can’t be real.”
Doing the one thing I love just seems so surreal.
I realize I'm not dreaming when the Head Coach walks through,
Coach McVay is his name and he’s as sick as the flu.
I’m quickly alerted as soon as it’s said,
“Good morning Blair Wagner, is the Fred Factor read?"
Reading is key, must continually go on,
Coaching, programming, and the morning is gone.
We're constantly searching for ways to progress,
Knowledge is power that leads to success.
So I open my eyes and learn from the best,
From the coaches around me and the time we invest.
This level is new but I’m growing a lot.
I was nervous at first, like a max effort squat.
I love these guys, their energy, their fight,
Raise the standard and coach em up right!
The night concludes with family, then a shower
I made it another day because of His Power.
Through all labor there is a profit to be made,
Thank God I’m a coach because everyday I GET PAID!
“I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going. To be enthusiastic every day and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nothing great could be accomplished without enthusiasm," to keep your dreams alive in spite of problems you have. The ability to be able to work hard for your dreams to come true, to become a reality.” – Jimmy Valvano (1946-1993)