A Message from Rob Saxton, Director, Athletics for Student-Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Families of Trinity Spring Sports
This week our Governor and the KHSAA made decisions and issued directives regarding both the end of the 2019-2020 school year and the cancellation of the spring sports season within the Commonwealth. These decisions impact each and every high school in Kentucky. These decisions impact each of us. While these decisions were anticipated, the impact of these decisions is nonetheless very sad.
Our spring sports student-athletes will have missed out on their seasons and missed out on the chance to compete at the highest levels; for seniors in these sports, it was their final year of high school eligibility, their final opportunity to wear the Trinity Green and White. Our spring sports coaches will miss out on the bonding and relationships developed with their players. Our parents and families will not have the opportunity to cheer for their loved one and root for their favorite team. Our fans will lose the chance to follow Shamrock Sports and see how we perform against challenging schedules and rival opponents. Each Trinity team, each Trinity player, each Trinity coach had plans, hopes and dreams for the 2020 spring season. I will miss working the gate, driving a bus, keeping score, making PA announcements, eating a hot dog or a chicken sandwich, cheering for the Rocks, thanking players and coaches. Those things are gone.
What is not gone?
The love for our student-athletes remains. The pride we feel for our young men and their teams is still there. The respect for and support of our coaches is intact. The memories we have of seasons past and of Shamrock victories will always be with us. The excitement and anticipation for the next chapter of a young man’s life will soon be on the horizon. The realization for a Trinity Senior that he is about to become a Trinity Alum sets in. Brothers For Life begins. New memories are formed.
Our spring sport student-athletes and coaches got the short end of a bitter stick. Especially the seniors. No other way around it. Nobody’s fault. It happened. However, they have clearly handled this adversity, and the disappointment that came with it, as Men of Faith and as Men of Character. We are so very proud of these young men and their coaches. I hope each of you are working through these very difficult times upon a foundation of faith and love. From Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”
In the coming days and weeks we will continue to follow directives from the Governor and the KHSAA and we will continue to honor and recognize our Seniors and our Spring Sports student-athletes and coaches.
Class of 2020. Go Rocks. Trinity Forever.