The influence of the men and women who coach youth sports extends far beyond simply teaching the xs and os of the game. The hours spent at practice, at games, often in the school building gives these coaches a tremendous amount of influence in the lives of their players. How can Christian coaches balance the game scorecard with the life and faith scorecards they possess?
Joining us today to help provide answers to this question is Dr. Jim Pingel. Coach Pingel is the Dean of the School of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He has also served as a basketball and volleyball coach and an administrator and teacher at two different Lutheran high schools. The author of One Team One Spirit, Inspiration for the Christian Coach, he is a passionate advocate for the integration of biblical faith lessons throughout the curriculum and co-curriculars.