I'm a coach's wife, telling a story the best I know how. It's important and I want to get it right! Jump on the train quick for the Temple Wildcats are gathering steam! Their destination is unknown but their desire is for greatness. Prayerfully join us as God unfolds a new chapter. They've all been good but I won't be surprised if He's saved the best for last!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cat's got my tongue!

Before Coach and I became Temple Wildcats we were Cooper Cougar's. It was then that I decided to keep a blog journal of the football season. Coach and I go way back to junior high and I know how much he loves documentation (aka scrapbooks). That's when it occurred to me that blogging would be a great new way to share the journey. At first, I tried to tell the story with facts and newspaper articles, without personally getting involved. However, when the second season rolled around I found myself bored with the impersonal perspective. After all, it's about my husband, for heaven's sake! The love of my life, and his passionate adventure to make a difference in the lives of young men. He is confident that the game of football and the lessons learned along the way, will grow boys into men. Preparing them to be responsible leaders of their families and communities. Along the way he plans to win a State Championship or two! It's a BIG deal!...and I'm excited about it! No doubt, it's personal. There is only one way to tell this story. It's with my heart.


So, I began to share my thoughts along the way. Adding silly observations from time to time. . . just for fun. Really for him, because I love to make him laugh. Anyway, the Cooper Football blog was virtually unknown. Read only by family, friends and a few coaches wives.


In January 2011, all of that changed when Coach decided to interview for the Temple High School AD/HFC job. Concerned citizens of Temple began to Google 'Coach Mike Spradlin' and my little blog was found and the word spread fast. When the day came for Coach to interview with the committee, he was amused by the number of times that people mentioned 'reading his wife's blog'. I was amazed! The day Coach accepted this new position I went to Blogger and secured Temple Wildcat Football. With enthusiasm I began to make plans for a new chapter. . . a new adventure! Amazement turned into intimidation. People would be reading this stuff! What if I say something wrong? What if I'm misunderstood? I froze. . . I didn't know what to say. The cat got my tongue!


Truth is though, this isn't my first rodeo. I know what's about to happen in Temple, Texas. I've watched it time and time again. Coach, has spark! He can light a fire but he'll need your help and most of all your prayers to keep it burning. Will you join me? Will you boldly go before the throne of God, thanking Him, in advance for all He is going to do in the days to ahead?
Like minded men are gathering to accomplish a common goal. Amazing things are on the horizon. Hope and hard work will make a good team great. Buckle up Wildcats, we're in for a wild ride!


  1. Yall are in our prayers! Love reading your blog! I finally got to meet your husband at a soccer game last week!

  2. Can't wait for you to finally arrive! We're continuing to pray for you all as the transition period is well known to all of us wives. Let us know if there's anything we can do for you here in Temple, Roxanne.

  3. As a 3rd generation graduate from Temple High School, and now teaching 2nd grade in TISD, your blog makes me SMILE!!

  4. I've been praying since the interview process. My family loves the Wildcats and wants nothing more than the Wildcat Spirit to be at an all time high again! We welcome you with open arms and will continue to pray.