How a High School Coach’s Vision for Greatness Can Stick With You

Legendary high school track and football coach Wayne Steffenhagen challenged young men. Photomontage: M.M. O’Keefe.

My tightly laced Nikes toed the starting line on our high school's indoor track as I readied myself to run 600 yards. “GO,” the coach shouted in a commanding voice that scared and motivated me at the same time.

Like so many high school coaches who endure long hours and low pay to inspire kids, Wayne Steffenhagen had a

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M.M. O'Keefe

M.M. O'Keefe

My mission in 3 words: See, write and inspire. I help men over 50 find their God-given zones of genius. Why 50? Getting fired at age 50 fired me up after 50.