FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- From the mailbox
We have received quite a bit of e-mail in support of embattled head coach of the UofL Lacrosse squad Kellie Young. We present some of these to you today...
I appreciate the support articles that Cardinal Couple has posted about my former coach and teacher Kellie Young. She helped me learn about life, competition, sportsmanship and teamwork. I came into the lacrosse program a headstrong, egotistical girl. I left an mature and confident women. Coach and my teammates will forever hold a place in my heart and for unknowing journalists that attack a women and a program I love is totally unacceptable.
Thanks for telling it like it is, Couple. As a parent of a lacrosse player I know how hard the young women who participate in the sport work. Coaches like Kellie basically become a mentor, guardian, friend and surrogate parent over these girl while they are away at school.
Like any parent, the coach provide guidance, counsel, discipline, love and life examples to their athletes. Although my daughter does not attend UofL, as a parent, I would be honored for Ms. Young to be the head coach of my Laurie.
From all I have heard about her, she is well-respected in the lacrosse community, took a nearly impossible task of building a program from scratch and has maintained the highest ethical and moral standards for her players, staff and assistants.
Your local newspaper should fire the demon who cast stones upon her. Kellie Young is one of the many saints who devote their lives to the care and nurturing of women who toil in relative obscurity during their college stays but work as hard as any athlete on any campus.
I have patched the wounds, calmed the frustrations, been a supportive listener and the biggest fan in the world for my daughter since she first came home with a lacrosse stick and told me she was going to participate in the sport.
God bless Ms. Young and those like her in the college athletic community.
A proud Lacrosse mom
LACROSSE RULES. COACH K IS THE BEST. THE COURIER-JOURNAL CAN KISS MY BEAUTIFUL, TONED LACROSSE ASS.
-BETWEEN THE PIPES
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