Messages of faith from athletes and coaches who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Harold Anderson

Football, Basketball and Track

As a young boy living in the desert town of Wendover, Utah, my activities somewhat indicated the direction I would take as far as sports goes. My mother said when I was a toddler they had to put a harness on me because I was so fast and quick they couldn’t keep up with me. […]

James W. Barry

Pole Vault

I am a former pole vaulter at Brigham Young University. In 1971 I set the Utah High School state record in the pole vault. In 1977, after serving a mission and gradually getting better and better at pole vaulting, I set a new BYU school record of 17 feet 9 inches. I went on to […]

Fred Rowland


As a youth, to me it was important to be well educated and to marry in the temple. I was very blessed to be able to marry my best friend while teaching biology and coaching wrestling at West High School, in Salt Lake City. Linda was a gymnastics coach and taught health and physical education […]

Amy Menlove Otis

Track and Field

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been the most important thing to me in my life. When I was 9 years old my parents got a divorce, and although that was a tough time for me I never felt alone. It was at that young age that I […]

Steve Trumbo


My experience has shown me that certain things that seem important in life end up only producing fleeting happiness. I have been blessed with success as a professional basketball player and coach. I enjoyed the fame of being part of championship teams and all that comes with it. I was paid well, and led a […]

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