Inspired by the Sharing of Energy

GRAHAM KENNEDY – Head Soccer Coach STFX University

I’ve been a coach for 39 years, and I have lots left in the tank. It’s been my full-time profession for two decades, and I feel like I’m just starting to get it right. My inspiration to get into coaching, and then stay for the long haul, can be attributed to many things. Perseverance, hard work, and enthusiasm for sure, but more than anything, it’s the relationships that keep me going. For me, it has always been about people.

Growing up, many coaches invested in me and helped me develop a love for competition and to respect the preparation required to compete. As I progressed in coaching, I had several mentors. I learned that the best ones invest in those who dare to stick their necks out in exchange for knowledge and new understanding. For mentors, it’s also about people.