Then his family went to work on him. His daughter, Sarah, told him that coaching was his life. His son, Matthew, told him to forget all those business opportunities and do what he loved. But, mostly, it was Karen, who said, “Coaching is your gift. You were put on this earth to coach. You should share your gift. Maybe you are meant to change the life of one of these young men.”
All of that made some sense to him. He liked the school. He liked the kids. But … it took Sherman four months to make his decision. He finally took the job, for those reasons above and for other reasons too, things he doesn’t like to talk about.
“When you get to be 60,” Mike Sherman says, “you start to think about your mortality.”