On Coach Mach, CC, and his daily approach to life...
“Make it Happen”
This was our theme for the 1998 Football State Championship season. I was the starting defensive-tackle.
The “Make it Happen” concept came from our coach, the legend, Tom Mach.
He told us, “There are 3 types of people in this world. There are people that ‘watch’ things happen, those people that ‘wish’ things would happen, and those that ‘make’ things happen.”
Because of CC I make things happen.
This theme has been the core of my entire life. In life, you have development arcs. CC gave me the arc that has allowed me to become a FULL man. A man of integrity, a man of discipline, a man of optimism, a man of honor. The life principles I learned at CC have allowed for me to conquer things in life that some folks said I couldn’t. They have allowed me to assist numerous people in helping them see the “Goodness” in themselves.
When I wake up every morning , I am ready to “Make it Happen” every day, and I am forever grateful and thankful to the CC community, my coaches, my teachers, my teammates, and every clergyman.
I will forever honor the “Royal Blue and White”- Go Shamrocks! Make it Happen!