Guest Highlight: Josh Stoner
I remember the first time I met Coach Stoner. I was interviewing for a Director position at the University of Tulsa and part of my interview was stopping by the weight room to observe the facility. It just so happened Coach Stoner was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Tulsa.
During my visit, I couldn’t help but to pay attention to him as someone who might be my assistant if I was fortunate enough to get the job. I recall saying to myself “I like the guy. He’s energy in a bottle.” Well, as it would turn out I was offered the job and I accepted.
From that moment Coach Stoner and I would begin a partnership that is now approaching 20 years. Coach Stoner has always been a man of principle, integrity, hard work, values, and self-improvement. It didn’t take me long to realize I wanted and needed a crew of studs and studettes like Josh Stoner around me. I have never been around someone other than my wife who brought out the best in me and everyone else around them.
Coach Stoner is a husband and father above all else. He is also one of the best coaches I’ve ever been around. I guarantee if you ask any of his athletes, they will tell you he is the best they could ask for. I attribute this ability to connect due to his authenticity and desire to care about those entrusted to his care.
In this episode of Beyond Sets and Reps we talk about many topics Coaches go through and are responsible for. Nothing we talk about is more important that the responsibility we have as being leaders. Leaders of young men and women and leaders in our own homes. I hope what I am about to say doesn’t come off wrong but I truly love this man and I would do anything for him. I had to add this just to make him uncomfortable. Happy Valentine’s Day! LOL!!!