I have been a born-again Christian and a Baptist for for 22 years. I have also been a high school coach for 17 years (of various sports). I think most of our coaches at Baptist Colleges are missing the boat. They look at athletes and the faith of the athlete is an afterthought. I wish the Baptist College coaches would contact pastors and youth pastors and ask for names of Christian athletes to make up our teams. We should be giving our kids a better look, even if they are not all-American. They will often bring a strong work ethic and a spirit of team work. Would we be competitive? Well, from what I've seen, not a lot of Baptist Schools are winning the national championship (or even that may conference championships) with non-Bpatist or non-Christian athletes (or athletes without regard to faith). Also a particular athlete who is a Christian might jump at a chance to play on a team with a strong Christian influence. Moderator:Maybe this should be in the sports category.