Amy Donaldson: Grantsville softball coach Heidi Taylor teaches more than technique

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  • Teach&Coach SPRINGVILLE, UT
    April 30, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    This is a breath of fresh air - thanks Amy. After just reading a rather depressing article about how Minnesota is considering state legislation to protect coaches from being let go due only to demanding parents/community members, due to that becoming such a problem..... it is stories such as this that reinvigorate me as a coach and remind us what high school sports should be about. As a coach, I hope to teach my kids about so much more than the sport itself, or simply wins and losses. These are the life lessons and experiences that build our youth. We could all learn a lesson from this - coaches, players, and community members alike. Thank you!

  • KG South Jordan, UT
    April 30, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    Coach Taylor went to my same high school, and was an awesome person then, too. Congrats to her and her team, and good luck to Coach Bingham!

  • Vernal Mom Vernal, UT
    April 29, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    This is just the story I needed today. Thanks, Amy. After raising kids involved high school sports, and one left to go, this story shows what I hope my children have learned from their coaches. There is more to playing ball than meets the eye.

    What an inspiration, Coach Taylor and Coach Bingham!

  • Rancho63 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 29, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    Amy, thank you for the article about two great coaches. I have been privileged to call Cal my friend for 30 years. From my own days of umpiring both teams in high school softball I can attest to the tremendous quality of the coaches and young women who compete each spring in this sport. A big shout out to the Grantsville team. Quality on and off the field.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    April 28, 2013 6:28 p.m.

    Also, I want to say some nice things about Coach Taylor of Grantsville, this is way cool. And again, all the best to Coach Bingham and his family.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    April 28, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    I first came to know Cal Bingham as a wrestling coach some 25 years ago. He is a class guy, great story Amy!