Re: Why do sons play where dad coaches?
My dad coached me in little leage. I hated it and we got along and still get along fine outside of sports. The problem was, he was unfairly harsh on me. Since I was the coaches kid, I was always expected to set the example he was looking for. Even when I was doing my best and trying my hardest, it was never enough. I don't regret it for a second, it did make me work a lot harder. I think if you've got the right relationship, father and son can make a great team when it comes to coach and player. As long as you understand he is only trying to get the best out of you. It definitely takes the right relationship. My father, brother and me are pretty much still best friends. Any tickets to games I get or parties I throw, they are the first two invited. So strong family bonds are a big key.
That being said. IT also probably takes a special father to realize his kid just isn't cut out for college ball. I'd imagine there aren't a lot of those types of fathers in general, coach or not. So, if you don't have a chance to play at Florida, USC, OU or Texas, you might get an easy shot playing for daddy.