Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Tiger foot­ball team and coaches on ac­com­plish­ments so far

The Taos News - - FAVOR Y CONTRA - By Brian Martinez Taos High School Class of 1994

As a cur­rent coach, I know the hard work that you and your coaches have put in up to this point. As a coach who has gone through a cham­pi­onship week of prac­tice be­fore, here are a few sim­ple bits of ad­vice:

1. En­joy ev­ery sec­ond of this week. Prac­tice, meet­ings, school, news ar­ti­cles, the school spirit that you will see this week will be sec­ond to none. Don’t over­look any­thing this week. Sa­vor it for all it’s worth and em­brace it.

2. Not only are you play­ing for each other in your locker room, you are also play­ing for all the other for­mer play­ers and coaches who put on that uni­form. In a small way, we are all liv­ing through you guys, and we couldn’t be prouder. Many will be there in per­son to cheer you on. Some will be far away, but we are all Tigers and bleed Black and Or­ange.

3. Know that you are there for a rea­son. De­spite all the other things go­ing on this week, just play the game that you love, with the pas­sion, fire and de­ter­mi­na­tion that you have been demon­strat­ing all year long, and in the end, when the dust has set­tled, we know that you will come out on top.

Although I have a dif­fer­ent school name on my coach­ing shirt, I will al­ways be a Taos Tiger and bleed Black and Or­ange!

Go Tigers!

~ BRIAN MARTINEZ, CAS­TLE ROCK, COLORADO

Cour­tesy pho­tos

Brian Martinez coach­ing in 2018 and pic­tured in a 1994 photo from his se­nior year at Taos High School.

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