Walking across the stage last May at Elon University to accept my diploma I thought to myself, after all these years I’m finally done with school. Then about 30 minutes later I received an email from Amiee Shiels saying I have been accepted to the Sport Changes Life Program. So in the blink of an eye, I went from an unemployed graduate, back to being a full time student. Tomorrow is the day I start the journey of earning a master’s degree in Sports Coaching from Ulster University. As the late and great Billy Madison once sang, “Ohhhhhhh Back To School Back To School To Prove To Dad That I’m Not A Fool” plays through my head, there is one thing I still need to do. That is to thank Sport Changes Life, The Rory Foundation, Ulster University and last but not least my family for making this all possible.
PS: My lunch is packed, my boots are tied tight & I promise I won’t get in a fight.