In case you are living under a rock, Darin Erstad resigned as the Nebraska baseball coach. His main reason was that he didn’t want to miss his kids growing up.
Obviously there are many who will think that he got out before the seat got too hot. Even though the team he had was one out away from being one win away from a super regional. Oh ya. Also, the baseball team was extremely young.
He also said that if the team struggled this year, that he would have stayed. However, with the success of the team it was easier to walk away. He had thought about walking away for several years.
I am an assistant high school basketball coach. That is no where near the level of time commitment that Darin Erstad or other college coaches at any level have when compared to mine. It is a full-time pressure packed job for them.
So while it is hard to compare, it is nevertheless comparable.
Today, I got home from an all-day basketball camp in Nebraska City as my wife picked up our kids from daycare.
She sent me a text that pretty much told me that I needed to get some allergy medicine ready for my three year old daughter. My daughter walked in and she had multiple mosquito bites that her faced swelled up. She looked like she had just gone through a ten round boxing match.
If this would have happened during the season (obviously mosquitoes aren’t out in the middle of the winter, but I hope you get my point), I could have been anywhere from 15 minutes away to two hours away.
If she would have sent me the pictures of what her faced looked like I would have wanted to be there as soon as possible. She is okay. However, you want to be there for your daughter. Those are the moments that parents can miss.
There are not many fathers out there who are able to be there for their children for situations like this because they are working long hours all the time in order to provide for their families. Same can be said for any mothers out there.
However, in this case Coach Erstad is in the position to make the choice and I think we should celebrate it.
That time Darin Erstad hit a leadoff HR and walk-off HR in the same game. (6/25/00)— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 4, 2019
Happy birthday, Darin! pic.twitter.com/WTI5l5uWtk
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Mother’s Day Has Passed. Father’s Day is Coming.
You maybe already saw this.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 4, 2019
Tennis player Mahut losing at Roland Garros in front of his family, breaks down in tears.
His kid runs on court to hug him.
His opponent Mayer getting emotional.
Father and son walk away hand in hand.
Losing, winning, living.pic.twitter.com/YOE3ohKVGJ
Y'all , watch this baby have a full damn convo with his daddy pic.twitter.com/gEbtJZ6xuP— Devin Johnson (@_11Remember_) June 5, 2019
FLASHBACK: Darin Erstad's daughter surprises him by singing the national anthem before a game in 2014.— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) June 4, 2019
Erstad resigned on Monday to spend more time with his family. His smile in this video is priceless. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/qTh7suadAK