We’ve Been Let Go

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My husband has been coaching football for 8 seasons and we have been lucky enough to not have been let go, aka fired, yet.  Let me start with clarifying that firings in football are very unlike any other profession.  When post people think of firing it’s because you did something wrong, illegal, or were just a horrible employee.  That’s not necessarily the case in coaching.  While those can apply at times, the biggest reasons are because of the coaching “carousel” or job changes.  When a new head coach takes over a program he generally wants his own people.  So that means most, if not all, of the previous staff is let go.  That’s what happened in our case.

So what does that mean for us?

Well, that means we say goodbye to the town we have called home for four years.  We have never looked at Davis as our “forever home.”  Truth be told nowhere will be that for us until retirement.  The job is nomadic by nature and that’s part of the thrill of it.  

There is a lot of changes happening all over the football coaching world from the NFL to college.  Right now, we’re just waiting to see where all the chips fall.  There’s a plan for us somewhere and my coach will get to impact and develop new players.  

As I’ve stated before, football is our livelihood.  It’s not just a sport to us.  Because of this I never like to hear a coach should get fired.  Coaching isn’t just a job.  We invest in the players and the program.  Even after we change schools, the relationships with the players don’t end.  My husband works insane hours and puts his heart and soul into his job and players.  Coaching is not a football season only job.  It’s year round.

We still don’t know where we will end up.  There is a ton of uncertainty right now.  However, it’s also an adventure.  I’m excited to see where our next adventure is and explore our new home.  I’m such a planner. I just want to research everywhere and everything.  School, restaurants, parks, places to live, grocery stores…basically everything. A new home means a new adventure.  I will be sure to let you guys know where we do end up, but for now we shall enjoy beautiful Davis, California as long as we can.

Thanks so much for reading.  It means so much to me and I hope you enjoy this journey with us.  I’ve been apprehensive about posting personal posts on the blog, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do.  

Love Always.

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  • Tiffany

    Thinking of you! This is such a hard time of year with all the coaching changes. It bothers me so much when I hear fans talking about coaches needing to be fired. It is our livelihood, not just a game!

    • Andrea McCann

      Right?! I always boggles my mind when people want someone and their family to lose their job.

  • Gen

    Wow – I had no idea that coaching was such a “nomadic” career. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been let go – I hope that it doesn’t negatively affect your family and your kids too much! But I’m glad to see that you have a positive attitude about your newest adventure! Best of luck to you! I hope everything works out!

    • Andrea McCann

      Thank you! It’s very nomadic but we have been lucky to spend four years at both places (Boston area and Davis). Luckily, I don’t think it will negatively affect our family. If anything it makes you a stronger family unit and adaptive. I moved around a lot growing up (including different countries) and my husband grew up in the same place. They both have their positives for sure!

  • Wishing you lots of luck! I had no idea that coaching caused people to move so much. I’m sure things are very uncertain right now, but I can’t wait to hear where you end up!

  • Lots of luck with your next adventure! I’m a planner too, and I would be going crazy not knowing. Hopefully you’ll get some answers soon!

  • Ashley Solberg

    Huge prayers for your family during this time. Hoping it means even better is to come and there is a reason for the closed door <3

  • BeautyPopShop

    I wish you guys the best of luck and hope it all comes together quickly! Especially once you have kids, I find any sort of uncertainty can be tough, but it sounds like you have a very positive attitude about it and I’m sure that will help!

  • Raluca Lo

    I wish the best of luck with this big change! I love your positive attitude and I am sure you will get over this difficult period soon!

  • Aw man! What a bummer!! i’m sorry you’re going to have to uproot yourselves, but you have the right outlook on it all. Wishing you the best of luck while you find out what’s in store next for your family!

  • My football coaching Dad was let go when I was in the eighth grade. That’s tough. Love your outlook on it all. Here’s hoping for a great new place to call home soon!

  • That stinks =( here’s to finding something bigger and better! <3

  • MichelleC95

    Wishing you and the family all the best! It’s great you have a positive outlook on the situation. I’m a believer that all things happen for a reason. It was time for the next great place for you all to be. Good luck!

  • Nicole Banuelos

    Such a bummer but I’m wishing you and your family the best of luck. I hope you end up in an awesome city with a lot of fun activities nearby!

  • Rachel @ It’s A Hero

    Wishing you and the family the best of luck! xo

  • Taylor

    That is definitely bittersweet! I hope y’all end up in a place you love!

  • I wish you and your family all the best in your new journey! I’m not great with change, but you have an amazing outlook and that always helps!

  • Fingers crossed he finds something soon!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes