November 2, 2019

It is not really one of my favorite movies, but it does have one of my favorite movie scenes. The movie is City Slickers. In my favorite scene, Curly, played by Jack Palance, makes a cryptic point that really points to an important truth. Curly points out that the secr...

September 22, 2019

As a coach, an official, an athlete, and a husband, I find that most of my days are jammed with to-dos. Life can sometimes feel like a never ending line of tasks to be accomplished, work to be completed, and deadlines to be met. Perhaps most emotionally and spiritually...

August 4, 2019

I had the distinct privilege to serve the sport in three different roles at IRONMAN Lake Placid 2019. I served with Team MPI Senior Coach Laura Henry on the IMU Certified Coach Event Team, I was on the race rules officials team, and I had the honor of leading the newly...

June 9, 2019

I am a coach. What does it mean to be a coach?  For me, it means helping the athletes I work for to Claim, Overcome, And Conquer Hurdles: COACH.

As I mentioned in a previous article, one of the coach’s jobs is to hold the mirror (and do so gently).  Holding the mirror...

April 7, 2019

In this follow up to Part I of “Giving Back to the Sport” we hear from the USAT Commissioner of Officials, Deb Wilson. (photo from USAT website). 

Mark: First off, let me thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule for this interview.

Deb: Thank you for the oppor...

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