Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saying Goodbye is hard....part 1

Living and coaching in Abilene Texas the past 5 seasons has been the realization of a longtime dream. Back in the 8o's when we were newlyweds and lived a block away from Cooper High School on S 41st Street, we dreamed of someday coming back here to Head Coach. Six years ago this month, that dream came true and 'Boy!' has it been a good one! Abilene, is a special place! The kicked back pace of living and geniune kindness of the people, have made it an all time Spradlin favorite. Our time here has been rich and memorable. Our hearts (something he'll never forget) have been touch by Abilene's warm embrace. There have been so moments, so many relationships. Things we'll always treasure.

Particularly those who have rallied around us to rebuild the Cooper Football program. We will never forget our time here and all the precious people that loved and encouraged us. It wasn't easy! It took a lot of people working very hard but together by God's grace, strength and will, the roar of the Cooper Cougars has been restored. It will be a blast to watch their continued success in the future!


  1. Hi Roxanne!

    My husband told me about this and I immediately said, "Hey! I follow her blog." Your husband has built a wonderful program and I'm sure success will follow ya'll. Good luck and God bless!

  2. I just discovered your blog(s) in such a roundabout way that I have to share it! On Thursday afternoon, I had a visitor leave a comment on my blog. I have no idea how she came across Janie's Porch, but the fact that she follows your blog and that I am also in Abilene prompted her to leave a comment. She mentioned your Cooper Football blogsite and I followed the link on her page to your page, here. Isn't it a small world?!?!? As I was actually checking out your blog, I was watching the local news and heard the news that y'all are going to Temple. Wow, that was kinda spooky, to say the least!

    In short, I wish y'all all the luck in the world with your new adventure. And I will definitely be following your journey through your blogs.

    Additionally, as you are tying up loose ends here in Abilene, I would like to mention that I am a Realtor and would love to help when you get ready to list your home here for sale. You can follow the links on my profile to e-mail me privately.

    God bless y'all in this new chapter in your lives!

    Jane Carter