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 5, 2012

Temple Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet


Last night Coach and I attended the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Dr. Robin Battershell invited us to sit at the TISD table along with Steve Prentiss, Chuck and Julie Haag. We visited over a lovely dinner discussing the realignment of the district and a variety of other topics. Mayborn center is a great facility and black drapes and ballroom lighting created an attractive and dramatic backdrop for the inspirational speaker which Coach and I enjoyed! Many awards were given to acknowledge outstanding community members.


I wish you could have seen Coach’s face when he received one as well! How nice of the Temple Chamber of Commerce…..and I must say how deserving. In all of my life, I have never known a more kind hearted, positive, invested, humble, hard working, well intentional, determined, down-right good man! He quietly inspires those around him. Setting the pace to excellence

After living here for one year I am pleased to report that Coach and I have never lived anywhere that we liked more than Temple, Texas. Thank you all for the warm embrace. We feel so at home.

left Temple Head Football Coach and athletic director Mike Spradlin is presented an Impact Award by Dan Jones

Dan Jones, right, presents an Impact award to Temple High School's football coach and athletic director Mike Spradlin. (Josh Quinn/Telegram)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

National Signing Day at Temple High School!


February 1, 2012. It was a ‘Big Deal’ kind of day for the Temple Wildcats! Six seniors signed contracts

to play college football. Supported by a large crowd of family and friends it was a proud moment.


Tim Briggs, Tyler JC…………………Jeremy Garcia, UMHB…………………Roman Mikeska, UMHB


Blake Dean, West Texas A & M…….Seth Culp, West Texas A & M……..Joseph Pickett, San Angelo St.


Congratulations to you all! Wildcats everywhere wish you well and will be cheering you on with our

interest and prayers. We are confident that you take with you a strong foundation of respect,

determination, dedication, discipline and a hard work ethic. We are proud of each of you.


Lot’s of smiles, hand shakes and hugs followed the signing ceremony!


Hat's off to all parents, grandparents, families, friends, coaches and teachers. Your love

and commitment to our students is something that will last a lifetime!


A cool cake to help celebrate!


A day like today makes everyone smile!


A lot of hard work went into the 2011 and today it paid off big time for these six young men.

A college education is an awesome opportunity. Wildcats are convinced you all will be a big success.


We’re behind you rootin’ for you, go, go! We’re behind you rootin’’ for you, fight, fight! We’re behind you rootin’ for win, win! We’re behind you rootin’ for you, go, fight, win!!!