Clarissa Schnitzius: Much more to football than winning |

Clarissa Schnitzius: Much more to football than winning

I agree with Mr. Dellis’ recent response to Jim Black’s letter to the editor and his explanation of why Nevada Union football is struggling.

As stated, NU athletics struggle for wins almost all across the board because of the number of students there are to pull from and yet no one is calling for any other coach’s resignation. Our sons are seniors and captains of the football team. People tell us so often what great young men they are.

Dennis Houlihan and his coaching staff have come alongside of us to help mold James and Andrew into the wonderful young men they are today. They have challenged them, pushed them, supported them, shown them that strength can come through weakness, that integrity and giving back are priorities. They have taught them to hold their heads high and to never give up. They allow them to hate losing but encourage them to feel it, learn from it and then move forward.

I know it can sound cliché but there is so much more to football than winning and these coaches have found that. The winning will come, too, because there is no other program that deserves it more.

Clarissa Schnitzius

Penn Valley

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