Football season is over and the players are spending a lot less time on the field with the coaches, except for one Denton High freshman.
That player is Colt Atkinson, the son of Athletic Director and head football coach Kevin Atkinson. Some might think it’s difficult, but its just the opposite for Colt.
“I love my dad so it’s awesome to get to play on the football team he coaches,” Colt said. “Some people may look at it as a bad thing, but I really love being able to spend so much time with him.”
Colt may love his father, but he’s still a teenage boy which can create a challenge on the field.
“Sometimes when he asks me to do something that I don’t want to do I treat him like my dad and not my football coach,” Colt said.
Fatherly love also contributes to Coach Atkinson pushing his son to be the best he can be.
“I think he’s harder on me during football than he is on anyone else because of the fact that he’s my dad,” Colt said.
His father is not Atkinson’s only coach though, and there are valuable lessons to be learned from all the coaches, his father included.
“At football practice I learn more from the other coaches, but when we’re at home my dad teaches me things too,” Colt said.
The lessons he learns from his dad can also help him on the field. Some may even say he has an advantage over the other players.
“I have a huge advantage living with a football coach because if I have any questions about what I’m supposed to do I can ask him,” Colt said.
The Atkinson’s spend the majority of their time, during football season, on the field but they still don’t get tired of football.
“On the weekends we watch football together and play a lot of football too,” Colt said.