Coaches birth team of the future

Other Staff

While the football team on campus carries only 28 players, the coaches have taken it upon themselves to add potential players to the mix. The campus family grew by one on Oct. 7 as coach Christopher Schultz and wife Jennifer announced the birth of Kamryn Elizabeth Schultz. Kamryn was born at 5:17 p.m and is 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. She is the couple’s first child.

“My life up to this point was about FC,” Coach Schultz said, ” I spend most of my life here. Now I for the first time I have thin intense desire to be at home and with my wife and daughter. It is refreshing change for me.”
Now, instead of going out to dinner on Friday night, the Schultz’s will be changing diapers and reading stories.

“My whole life changes,” Schultz, said, “I don’t have the same freedoms without children. I get to watch her grow up. I get to raise and love her.”

Schultz prepared for the baby by taking classes with his wife. One of the classes taught CPR. Schultz also attended a one-day Daddy Boot Camp held at Kaiser. There were new daddies, old daddies, and ?going to be’ daddies at the. They talked about being a daddy and other subjects. They also learned how to change diapers.

Earlier in the summer coach Jon Hall’s family grew by one as well. A baby boy entered the Hall’s life,

Travis Hall, born Aug. 8. Travis is the Hall’s second child. Their first one was Tyler who’s 18 months.

I’m looking forward to seeing his personality develop and the time he can play with Tyler,” Hall, said. “Tyler loves Travis. He wants to hold him and play with Travis’ pacifier.”

To prepare for their new baby, the Halls moved to a bigger house.

The future for the baby boy might be learning how to pitch a baseball, tackle and learn the plays of a quarterback by the age of five.

Coach Dave Barton, former FC head football coach and now the Fresno State’s linebacker coach, looks ahead towards raising another child of his own. Luke Redfeild Barton, born on May 27, with blue eyes, likes to eat and laugh. Coach Barton has three girls and now a little boy. The biggest change for Barton was that he did not get sleep for the first few months. He’s looking forward to teaching his little boy how to play football and other sports.

“The funniest thing that has happen so far,” Barton, said, “is holding him over my head and having him throw-up on me.”

Reading stories, changing diapers, washing little feet, and arranging bottles of warm milk is a natural obligation that comes with children. For parents all these jobs are worth doing when sounds of pattering of feet come within hearing.