As I watched the Coaches’ Wives documentary, I experienced numerous “Yes, me too!” and “She gets it!” moments. I am the wife of a high school basketball coach, and if I had the opportunity to strike up a conversation with any of the ladies featured in this film, we would definitely not run out of subjects to discuss! Topics such as balancing our family’s involvement and schedules, where to strategically sit in the bleachers as fans openly discuss coaching decisions, and being thankful for the passion with which our husband does his job would give us hours of dialogue and many points of solidarity. As one of the ladies says, “It’s such a blessing to be married to somebody who loves their job!”
I appreciated the fact that wives of both collegiate and high school coaches were included in this documentary. The women interviewed have great understanding of the blessings associated with being married to a coach, and they also express what the difficult parts can be. They help the viewer realize that although they may be in a somewhat unique situation, they are not alone!
If you are married to a coach of any sport at any level, I highly recommend watching this documentary. You will undoubtedly gain insight into the challenges of being a coach’s wife, and you’ll also gain new appreciation for how genuinely rewarding it is!