Love one another, be the best you can be, and lean on one another when times get tough are 3 things Coach Steve Specht reminds his players to focus on before every game. Teaching these life lessons through football is one of the reasons Coach Specht has had so much success coaching football since 2003 for St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He cares deeply about his players, their well being, and their futures. His teams have captured four Ohio state championships (2005, 2007, 2016, 2020), with Specht earning Ohio Division I Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2007. In addition, Specht received the NFL Don Shula High School Coach of the Year Award in 2013, a nomination from a former player. Listen to this inspiring and uplifting conversation about life, coaching, faith, big decisions and the impact we all can have on each other. Steve also shares many stories from his experiences coaching at St. X in his recently published book, 4th and Redemption – Faith, Football, and the Journey Down the “Long Blue Line”.
Matt and Coach Specht also discuss a favorite book, A Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx, during their conversation if interested in checking out.