Our Papa, The Hockey Coach!NEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | October 5, 2008 at 7:36 pm
Ramesh has been coaching field hockey at the local middle school for around 5 years, a while before we had kids. I still remember people looking weirdly at us being there, without kids, wondering “Why would he be involved in this on a weekend?”. It was difficult to express to people that he was coaching since it was the closest he could get to the sport in this country. In India he used to captain the university team while in USA it is considered a female sport. Read his post on Hockey or Field Hockey to get a better idea. Anyway it is an effort that I am pretty proud of. I recall that while I was pregnant my colleagues at work chided that we would be lucky since we would have access to plenty of babysitters. He is always saddled with the “pink” team and while it is normally beginners, the challenge of making them play well is well rewarded by the wonderful girls’ enthusiasm. Today with his own lil girls in tow, he managed to expose them to papa coach. By the looks of it, it won’t be long that his own darlings join the pink team.