Sports can be an incredible tool for teaching, training and discipleship. However, too often Christians compartmentalize their faith and what they know to be true when it comes to sports. This session will address head-on how sports can be done when applying a Christian worldview to all personalities – players, coaches, officials, fans – as well as all aspects – practices, games, winning and losing.
Beck Brydon is the Director of Athletics for Regents School of Austin in Austin, Texas, a position he has held since 2006. Coach Brydon (or better known around campus as “Coach B”) has coached various sports at Regents since 1997 and whas been the Varsity Head Football Coach for the past 19 seasons. He served as Regents’ Director of Advancement from 2004-2006. Coach B’s vision is to redeem sports for Christ, one heart, one team and one event at a time. While seemingly a monumental task given today’s culture, it is the primary goal from which all 85 coaches of 55 athletic teams spanning 15 different sports at Regents, operate. He is currently an Executive Board Member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and has authored more than a dozen articles in state-wide and national publications on topics such as Christian worldview in sports, sportsmanship, technology and parenting. Coach B and his wife Trish, a 7th grade teacher at Regents, have three children.