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GAME FACE Charles Wolfe and his son Sebastian pose before their game Saturday against Cash & Carry. --Tim Reeves
Charles Wolfe and his son Sebastian pose before their game Saturday against Cash & Carry. -- Tim Reeves

Wolfe motivates players on and off field

Published 7:10pm Thursday, June 13, 2013

By Roderick Mitchell 

The Selma Times-Journal

It’s not uncommon for youth sports coaches to spend time teaching local children how to play the game. A lot of times these coaches are parents who love the game so much they just can’t stay away. Charles Wolfe certainly fits that description.

Wolfe has coached at the Dallas County Sportsplex for 18 years. Before that, Wolfe played baseball and co-ed softball for several years.

So, what drives a man to get out on the baseball field every day?

“The kids having fun,” Wolfe said. “It is all about the kids.”

Of course, getting the kids motivated is always an issue. Even as an experienced coach, Wolfe struggles with getting his players excited to play every day.

“They show up about half tired, don’t want to be here most of the time,” Wolfe said.

When Wolfe’s two boys decided that they wanted to play baseball, he began to coach their teams. Now, his oldest son Hunter plays baseball for Meadowview Christian, along with Cougar Chevron. His youngest son, Sebastian, plays for Robinson Legal.

While Wolfe has been doing this for quite some time he does have another job outside of coaching. He owns a general contracting business, Wolfe Reconstruction. Luckily, Wolfe’s job allows him ample time to coach.

With this season wrapping up soon, it could very well be his last.

“I [have] been saying that the last five years and I haven’t done it yet,” Wolfe said.

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