Excellent off the field look at Steve Spurrier and his motivation
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
Every time that Steve Spurrier approaches a microphone every one in attendance sits on the edge of their seat waiting for the old ball coach to drop some old school wisdom or give his unique (and often controversial) perspective on things.
Off the field, things aren't a whole lot little different for the coaching veteran and his family, as there is never a dull moment around Spurrier, according to the Post and Courier who did a nice write up yesterday detailing Spurrier's life off the field. The article has some interesting insight from his wife and kids on what life is like for Steve away from the sidelines.
As Jerri (Spurrier's wife of 46 years) puts it, being married to Spurrier is "like hanging on to the back of a train. You just hang on you go and it's never boring. It's always fun. We never stop."
Like we said, never a dull moment around the old ball coach.
Every Sunday the kids and grandkids get together for family dinner, and maybe a round of golf, and Wednesday they all go to the football facility for dinner with the coaching staff and their familie. For Spurrier, having the entire family close by makes the coaching life much more enjoyable.
“It makes it very comfortable to continue coaching when you’ve got just about your entire family and grandkids in your hometown. Once you think about it, if my family was all in Florida doing something else, it would be hard to just try to say, ‘I’m way off doing my own job.’ Especially if you don’t have to.” Spurrier explained
Take a look at the whole article here, which delves further in Spurrier's family, a little of his childhood, and what his father taught him about sports and the importance of winning ball games.