I had the blessing of meet Bo and Stacy shortly after my thirteenth birthday. He asked me to join an organization called the “Texas Hawkeyes” and it wasn’t long after joining his program that I found myself moved by his every word. When I first met Bo I looked up to him as a coach and a former big leaguer but it didn’t take long for me to begin to look up to him as a second father.
While the immediate understanding of the lessons learned from the Porter family and their program have a direct affiliation with the game of baseball, it wasn’t until after my athletic career that I fully understood how the program changed my everyday decision-making. To say it simply, he has a personable approach that maximizes the potential of individuals.
I had the blessing to have played collegiate baseball. Throughout my journey I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different coaches with many different styles. Bo has bar none been the best instruction I’ve received. He understands being a truly effective coach means more than maximizing ones abilities; it means you must maximize the individual.
The presence he carries is rare in this world. It instills the belief and drive to better oneself. This presence drives us to maximize our abilities as individuals followed with maximizing the ability of individuals around us – true synergy. It’s as if he grabs a hold of you and shoves you and as soon as you have the opportunity to catch your footing to digest your direction, you realize he has given you the proper momentum needed to embark down the road of success.
The program builds character, enhances decision-making, creates self-awareness, with its leader truly embodying the latter by being its living example.
It’s incredible to see how much Stacy and he have achieved since first meeting them eleven years ago. I can boast with confidence when I say this world is a better place because of who he inspires, what he has achieved, and what he stands for. I’m a better man standing here today because of the guidance and lessons he has taught me over the years and couldn’t be more fortunate to have had such an impactful role model throughout my development as a man. God bless the Porters!