Partners say having a coach as a spouse poses challenges, engenders great pride
By Pamela Lannom
December 19, 2019
Evening and weekend games. Calls with recruiters. Early morning and after school practices. Emails to and from parents.
Coaching a team at Hinsdale Central High School requires a lot of hours - and a lot of dedication.
For coaches who are married and have kids, the schedule affects their families as well. The Hinsdalean talked to the spouses of three Central coaches about how the job has impacted their families.
Here are their stories.
New baby, new coaching job
Kelly and Brian Griffin were both new math teachers at Hinsdale Central when they first met - and hit it off immediately.
"We did start dating our first year of teaching," Kelly said. "We were pretty quiet about it, though. We were 23 and worried about professionalism, for sure, so we tried ... READ FULL STORY