Livingston Head Coach Randy Rowe Challenges Seniors to Live Life With Character and Integrity
Head Coach Randy Rowe praised his players, but also challenged them.
At a ceremony that took place at 11 am on February 4, 2009, five of Livingston's best senior varsity football players signed letters of intent to play college football, Head Coach Randy Rowe put forth a challenge to not only the 5 signees, but to all the seniors on the team to live a life of character and integrity. "Be a Livingston Man. Be a man of integrity, a good husband, and a good father". All the seniors of the 2008 Livingston Lion football team went to the front of the high school auditorium. In front of friends, classmates, and family, each player was interviewed by coach Rowe. Coach Rowe asked each player what their plans are for the future. Each senior player was handed the microphone and spoke to the audience. Many are going to college, some are going into the service of our country. "I want these young men to take lessons learned from football and apply these lessons to life". Rowe stressed the importance of education stating that these men "...first take care of business academically. If you don't take care of business in the classroom, then you can't be up here today". "I'm an educator first, then I coach". After interviewing each player, Rowe then spoke individually about each signee. Each of the five signees (Josh Henderson, Ricky Wagner, Jordan Nixon, Keaton Parker, and Dustin Harris) had family come to the stage and stand behind them as they signed letters of intent. Rowe beamed with pride in his team and wished every senior well and challenged them to live right as they prepare to move into the next phase of their life after high school.