Paul Mokeski is the coach of Anaheim Arsenal which competes in the USA National Basketball Development League.
Paul and Linda Mokeski took up the reigns at the Anaheim Arsenal Coach fifteen months ago and were still settling into new surroundings for themselves and their children.
Christian coaches, as men of God, have a remarkable influence upon their young charges, explained Nelson Cook, Coaches of Influence CEO, who went on to say that they see young athletes find their way in sports and in life and in eternity.
Mark and Delma Tronson had been in Los Angeles as guests of Nelson Cook and engaged in a week of ministry with his 'Coaches of Influence' network of Christian coaches across eleven Christian universities and numerous high schools.
It was on one of those lunches that Paul and Linda met with Mark and Delma.
What came home to Mark and Delma in these Coaches of Influence meetings, was the commitment every one had for Jesus Christ, in that Jesus meets our needs regardless of our situation.
That week of ministry with Nelson Cook, meeting so many 'Coaches of Influence' illustrated three very specific aspects of a Christian coach's life.
First, their relationship with Jesus Christ impacted their daily integrity.
Second, they placed an emphasis on their family life, and
Thirdly, their coaching placed an equal emphasis on an athlete's holistic growth.
M V Tronson said these three objectives have proven over and over that having the right motif provides a steadiness to Christian living that brings with it a Christ like confidence and self assurance for the future.