In the USA, 85% of young athletes will quit their sport by age 14. In many cases, we are talking about players who were at one time completely in love with their game.  How sad! What are we doing that destroys kids’ passion & what can we do better? That question came up in a […]


I just read a great new book by Bob Burg. It’s called  Adversaries Into Allies- Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. Bob told me that he feels this is the book he was put on the planet to write. Wow. That’s quite a feeling.  I do consider Bob a personal friend of mine, but […]


I wanted to share this cool photo that was on the Tennessee Tech website this past week. That’s my firstborn, Jordan Parris, living his college dream on the baseball field. His Golden Eagles defeated Vanderbilt this week. Vanderbilt was ranked 2nd in the country at the time, and they play in a whole different conference. […]