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Meet Coach Lawson Hartwick | Coach of the Week

Week 10

Coach of the Week: Lawson Hartwick
School: Brazos High School
Years Coaching: 9

Why I coach: "One of the biggest reasons that I coach is because of my dad. I grew up a coach's kid and have loved the game ever since. I would say that one of the biggest things that I try to coach by "is they don't care about how much you know until they know how much you care."

Most rewarding/fulfilling part of the job: "The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the face of a kid when they do something that they initially didn't think they could do."

Most misunderstood thing about the coaching profession: "I think one of the most misunderstood things about the coaching profession is that we aren't good teachers. All coaching is teaching, and all teaching is coaching. All successful coaches are also successful teachers."

Important school initiatives: "Every game day our athletes go down to our elementary school in town to open doors and spend time with the elementary kids. I think that this is very important because it gives the kids someone to look up to when they get older, and also helps our athletes to know that they have someone who is always watching and looking to them as role models."