Excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA
Lincoln Raiders coaches Kim Matthews and Richard McCallister are among the wisest and most compassionate coaches I have ever witnessed. They rank with the legendary Sammy LeRose, my football coach at St. Albans. Like my late Coach LeRose, they are positive, never blame, humiliate, curse or scream at anyone. When a kid made a mistake it was, “Hey, don’t worry about it and you’ll do better next time” or “Good try, way to hustle.” On the rare occasions when their teams lost they didn’t whine and blame the referees. Both coaches are Christian ministers. Kim in the Church of Christ and Richard in the Church of God. As coaches their only sermon was love and compassion for players and parents. I am so grateful that they were my son Luke’s first coaches in football and baseball. Early influences are so very important.