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Touchdown Together

Touchdown Together

SBS football is off to a solid start with their first win against St. Pius X on Friday, August 25. Director of Athletics Mike Walker speaks highly of our new head football coach. “Coach Brydon has already made a big impact on our players, our football families and our entire program. I have been impressed with his ability to connect our mission to our players and our families. He has implemented intentional events with parents that are already paying huge dividends. I'm excited to see how God continues to move in our football program and across our campus.”

We asked Coach Brydon to share more about the ways he is cultivating a winning culture with parents off the field. 

Q: Tell us about the Our Good Men (Father-Son-Coach) Retreat and the Gridiron Moms Breakfast.
These are two events that kick off the season well with rightly aligned priorities.

My dad was my hero growing up. He passed away the last day of school of my seventh grade year, so I missed his leadership through my most formative years. As a result, I have a heart for father-son relationships and believe that relationship is critical when it comes to developing young men into Christ-following men. 

I believe that moms are the usually the glue that holds the house together, so building community with our moms is essential. Too often in football, the moms aren't asked to be engaged; I think that is a mistake. Moms are so important in our program! 

Q: What are your goals in involving parents in football? 
God gave parents the responsibility to educate their children. Parents have entrusted our coaches to teach, train and lead in loco parentis. That is a responsibility we don't take lightly. I believe a football program of excellence can happen when all three parties - players, parents and coaches - are rowing in the same direction.

Q: How does parent partnership enhance the football experience?
All kids want to be positively supported by their parents. If we limit that support to game nights, we miss out on numerous opportunities for relationship development. Building a championship level program takes all hands on-deck.


Football dad William Vick emphasized, “Hearing Coach Brydon’s vision of SBS football and the impact it can have individually and collectively was incredibly inspiring! From the coaches to players to parents, it feels that the servant-leadership component is being lived out. I’m truly grateful for the leadership of our football program and look forward to seeing young men use their experiences here to make a positive impact for Kingdom purposes.” 

Mr. Vick concluded, “Having been around our school and church community for almost 25 years, I’ve never felt more encouraged about the direction of Second Baptist School and Second Baptist Church.”