For Darryl Stewart, it’s more than just a game. He's been coaching non-stop for 18 years ranging from football, soccer, basketball and more.
On top of it all, he referees at the YMCA on the weekends. When FOX42 asked him why he’s coached for so many years, he responded with this:
Growing up, Stewart had a lot of coaches who helped him along the way. It's why he's here today, and he has one man in particular to thank for his success...his father.
He even played in the same number as his dad, until one day he decided to transition into coaching.
From there, he moved onto coach younger kids, even if some of his players can't keep up with the costs to play.
For his other team at the Salvation Army, his mission is to go beyond the court and teach the kids to give it their all, even after the game is over.
Darryl said he also runs a non-profit company, the phoenix mix, where underprivileged children can play sports for free.