Dylan Coombs
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Faith, Family, Gen Y, Life Stories, Sports

In Dylan’s story, he shares about his path at the University of Cincinnati as a student athlete when the unexpected happened and he became a Father at 20 years old.


  1. Gary Rogers

    Wow Dylan. I’m proud of you and your girlfriend (now your wife) that you made the decision even though you probably both knew it wouldn’t be easy to have a child at such a young age while both attending UC. I have no idea if that was something you contemplated, but regardless, I wanted to say GREAT job! I’m honored that you took the time to share this personal story with me. I know this wasn’t easy and you were forced to grow up fast as a young man and soon to be Dad. For those out there who think their situation is too much to deal with and want to give up, you give hope. You don’t say it’s easy, but you say if you could do it all again, you would! Did you and your wife Check Your Game? Absolutely! Thank you so much. Gary Rogers

  2. Kate Decker

    Beautiful story and sound advice. Thank you for sharing Dylan Coombs and for providing this platform Gary Rogers.

    • Gary Rogers

      Thanks Kate. I am appreciative of Dylan sharing this Check Your Game moment so that I can encourage others with it.

  3. Patrick

    As a young guy looking to start a family soon, this made me less worried about what I might lose and focus on what I will gain.

    • Gary Rogers

      Patrick, I am so encouraged that Dylan’s story was able to encourage you to look at the bright side of having a family. Thanks Dylan for sharing with us! This is the whole purpose of sharing these stories in order to encourage others

  4. Stacey Siekman

    Hi Dylan! Thank you for sharing your story! I was a college athlete (swimmer) at the University of Arkansas. You are so right about the sport becoming a job–a paid position, one that consumes most of your time.

    Your story opens a gift that most people never see. The gift of life, character, and the truth about the hard work–the heart work. For many, it is only about the sport, but for those who want to truly become the best at their “craft” they have to not just do more, but BE more.

    I love that you poured into BEING you, so that you could show up to the demands, roles, and responsibilities with a strength like no other.

    Character is always greater than sport. Thank you for sharing what a heart of a champion looks like!


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