If you’re having doubts or fears, or a bad day, getting a lot of “declines” (#platchal)–or you’re just having a rough time, this will encourage you.
My son used to say, “Fight for your dreams.” He used to tell me, “It’s always darkest before the light.”
He’s been an assistant men’s basketball coach at the college level since he attended the University of Kansas. He worked an unpaid pre-intern season (Haskell Indian Nations University) and an intern season and a second, paid part-time season (Texas Lutheran University) while finishing his bachelors degree through KU and starting his Masters at the University of Houston. Next, he went to Colorado College as the full-time assistant coach where in his second season this year, he and his head coach and the other assistant coach helped their team improve from fifth place the year before, to playing in the SCAC Finals this month for the championship. The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs won by three points, leaving the CC Tigers as runners-up for the 2015-2016 season.
But you know what? Coach Wes spent two seasons interning and then assistant coaching at TLU before joining with the CC Tigers as full-time assistant in the 2014-2015 season. He helped recruit and coach some of the young men who played his current team in the finals this month, a team he also has helped to recruit and coach.
In his spare time he finished his masters degree, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has also worked various summer programs and clinics with youth basketball and high schools. He married his wife, Molly, after a five year courtship that was often long-distance while they both earned their college degrees.
He’s 26 years old.
I think he’s on to something.
To read more about Coach Wes Kosel click About Coach Wes
The following link is a video showing some well-known successful people who never gave up, despite all odds.