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Warriors News · From the AD: Relationships


One of the best things about this job is that you get the opportunity to form relationships with many different people.  Young, old, good ones and unfortunately bad ones.  I believe that relationship building is one of the key components that we need to teach our young student athletes.  I believe that there is no better place to learn how to build a relationship, then being involved in athletics.  It is truly the key to having a successful team.  We can also relate this to life.

Building relationships in life is also a key component in having a successful life.  The one issue I have about relationships is; are they real?  So many times people believe they have a good and positive relationship, only to find out that their relationship was built for the usage of someone to better themselves.  We teach our young people that to build a solid relationship, both must give honestly and equally to make a relationship strong and durable.  Our hopes are that our student athletes can go out and build these relationships with young people, old people and with their peers.  I firmly believe that to build a true relationship with your peers is very difficult.  There is way too much competition in this world against each other that most of the time prevent great relationships from being built.

So the next time you attempt to build a true relationship with someone, take the time to make sure it is honest, strong, durable and for a good reason…wouldn’t our world be such a better place if we really took the time to build honest relationships and attempted to do this more often?  Have a great Warrior Week!


Jay Minton
Athletic Director