Could you imagine doing the same profession as your spouse?&nbsp; Similar concerns, headaches and joys?&nbsp;
That's the case over at Lake Taylor High School.&nbsp; Saundra Sawyer is in her 8th season as girls head basketball coach.&nbsp; She's got a young squad that's starting to show it's team not to be taken lightly in the area.&nbsp;
There are times she takes her job home too.&nbsp; That's where it's good to have an understanding spouse.&nbsp; Her husband, Hank, has been the football coach for the Titans.&nbsp; Numerous players sent to colleges and a dominant power in the Eastern District.&nbsp; He's also her biggest supporter and helper when his season is over.&nbsp;
"I get my swagger from him.&nbsp; He has that swagger and if I wasn't his wife, I'd probably hate him.&nbsp; I wouldn't like him."&nbsp; Married the past 9 years, their relationship is one where the line between coaching and marriage is slightly blurred.&nbsp; In fact, depending on the day, there is no line.
As she puts it, "He's my biggest critic, but he says it to a point where I take it in stride.&nbsp; You take it for what it's worth and most times, he's right."&nbsp; He agrees.&nbsp; "She'll tell me who's not doing real well.&nbsp; Alot of times we'll step on each other's toes."&nbsp; The common bond they share, is that they have their players best interests at heart; much like a parent with a child.&nbsp;
They also share a softer side for each other's teams.&nbsp; "He's a momma's boy when it comes to the girls.&nbsp; He's got a sensitivity when it comes to the girls."&nbsp;
Case in point?&nbsp; "I could be at practice, drillin' them and being mad at everybody; he'd come to practice and open up a pack of plumbs and they love plums."&nbsp;
Sawyer can say the same thing when it comes to his wife.&nbsp; "She's drive up and say time out!&nbsp; My players will say 'There's your wife', and I'll say, I know."&nbsp;
Coaching, like marriage, is about making adjustments to make things better.