Softball: Atascocita’s Grotenhuis was more than just a coach

Life truly is precious.

20140715-223838-81518075.jpgWe are all allotted a short amount of time on this planet and nobody knows when it will be taken away. When I heard of the tragic passing of Atascocita coach Jim Grotenhuis, I was taken aback. He was full of life every time I saw him. He was a ball of energy shaped into the form of a man.

He was everything you want in a coach, a man and an educator. As someone who only spoke to Grotenhuis face-to-face a little more than a handful of times, I can only imagine how those close to him are coping with the loss.