End Zone Wives Podcast

End Zone Wives

This podcast is all things Texas High School Football. Everything is bigger in Texas and so is HS football. What is it like being married to a coach? Listen here to get the inside scoop. You can reach out at endzonewives@gmail.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook; just search @endzonewives read less

AFCWA and President Brittany Sloan
Apr 10 2023
AFCWA and President Brittany Sloan
In this episode, we discuss AFCWA (American Football Coaches Wives Association) with President Brittany Sloan.  If you want to join another great organization for coaches' wives, you can learn more about AFCWA.  Brittany tells us about her life as a football coach's wife and the crazy story about their first son being born, during football season of course.  She talks about what it's like having a baby when the season starts and some perks she got for her first game. Other topics as a coaches wife include:When new admin comes in and it changes the direction of coaching.All of the moves you make as a coaching familyIf your husband talks to you before taking a new jobHow nice it is to be close to family when you have kidsWhen you get married into this life, it actually gets harder and you must be more intentionalAFCWA was founded in 1988.AFCWA dues are $30 a year to be a member.Convention, which take place in January, is an additional $10 (if you are a member).In this episode, Brittany talks about some of the events for coach's wife that are provided during the convention.AFCWA even offers scholarships for wives that are members for continuing their education.Brittany also discusses the marriage retreats they have been to that are hosted by FCA.  Here is the link to  AFCWA, if you want to find out more about how to get involved. Here is a link to Sudden Death by Carolyn Curry if you would like to purchase a copy.  Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.
THSCWA with President Shelby Shelby (McAllen HS)
Apr 3 2023
THSCWA with President Shelby Shelby (McAllen HS)
Shawna & Jen visit with Shelby Shelby of McAllen HS.  Shelby is the current president of THSCWA.  THSCWA is the sister organization to THSCA and she tells the ladies about all that it has to offer all coaches' wives.Shelby is a typical coach's wife and mom and stays busy supporting her husband and her four children as they all play sports.  She mentions how her oldest will soon be playing for his Dad and how that is new territory which many wives can relate to.We wanted to know all of the things that THSCWA has to offer and Shelby told us about the different roles and history that brings about this great organization.  Other topics include:Why coaches' wives should be a memberThe scholarship for coaches' kids that is offered.  (Deadline for this year is April 28 - link below)Events at the coaching conventionGreat group of ladies who you can vent to and trustWe strongly encourage all wives to become a member of THSCWA.  Membership is only $20 for the year and if you want to go to convention, AKA coaching school, it's $67 for membership and convention.  In the end, Shelby shares about her family rituals on gameday and how wives will always stay friends with other each other even if they are in different places.  Links below to THSCWAhttps://www.thscwa.org/ - websiteTHSCWA member applicationScholarship application for THSCWA(Must be a member of THSCWA to qualify)Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.
"I need something for me" with Adrienne Montgomery (Whispered Love Designs)
Mar 20 2023
"I need something for me" with Adrienne Montgomery (Whispered Love Designs)
Shawna & Jen visit with Adrienne Montgomery, a Georgia HS coaches wife.  The states may be different, but the experiences are very similar.  Adrienne shares about a time when she and her husband lived in what she calls the Shoebox Inn.  She also shares how hard it is to move based on a good opportunity for her husband when you love the place where you currently reside. She talks about getting to be part of the state championship game in Georgia and how she was tired and excited during the whole experience.  Other topics include:How it's hard to go to all the games with kidsHow she is often the family rep for events when Coach is in season.Her passion project has been the company she started called Whispered Love Designs.  She attended the AFCWA convention and got to meet a lot of great people but also receive some feedback as a creator.  You have to check out her website at https://www.whisperedlovedesigns.com/.She has the cutest set of cards that are coaches' pickup lines.  Listen to this episode to get a discount code for 20% off a $20 minimum purchase from her website.  There are even other sports options on the website.  We end the episode discussing what football life is like for her.She describes...Watching game film with her husband.  Gameday rituals.Panic cleaning Website: https://www.whisperedlovedesigns.com/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/whisperedlovedesigns/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whisperedlovedesignsPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/whisperedlovedesigns/Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.
Taking control of your finances for a better marriage with Laura Kincheloe (Georgetown HS)
Mar 13 2023
Taking control of your finances for a better marriage with Laura Kincheloe (Georgetown HS)
In this episode, Laura Kincheloe comes on as a  returning guest to tell us about the hard work she and her husband did to become more financially secure.  Many football coaches coach another sport and she tells us about wrestling season and what that is like.  Financial tips from this episode:The four things you should talk about before you start a marriage.What it's like to be on a college coach's salary and how tight money was.Find a financial program and support to get on track.Having financial conversations with your significant other can be hard.Living in a house with a spender and a saver.Tips on getting started with a budget.How do you view money as a coupleSet expectations for moneyThen, there are so many great takeaways about how our money should be handled.A favorite is, "Our money tells us what we are doing vs. we tell our money where it is going."Overall, we also learned:Taking control of your finances can create a better marriage.This is only for a season - sacrifice now for a better future.Teach your kids how to be good with money as well.The rule on waiting to make a big financial decision - don't be impulsive.How to make budget changes with kids.How to grocery shop on a budget.Having a voice in discussions.How marriage can improve with better money management.This really is a good episode to listen to at any time.An article about Money and Marriage tips can be a good place to start.  You can also go to Every Dollar to help you get control of your finances.Also, take a look at Financial Peace University for more guidance. Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.
Find things that make you happy while you support your husband with Shelby Ashley - The Football Fashionista  (Marshall HS)
Feb 20 2023
Find things that make you happy while you support your husband with Shelby Ashley - The Football Fashionista (Marshall HS)
Shawna & Jen visit with Shelby Ashley of Marshall HS.  Shelby starts off by telling us about all the places they have been and you have to listen to the unique living situation she had one summer with other coaching families.There are so many topics in this episode that coaches wives/families can relate to.Here are a few: How not getting a coaching position can actually turn into a blessing.What it's like to move to a new job and have a coaching change within a year of being at that job.The special life that coaching families live that so many other people don't understandUnderstanding the long hours of football work on Saturdays.Coaching life is much more enjoyable when we enjoy it too.Supporting our coach without letting their jobs consume our lives.Hardest parts of movingHaving hard conversations about movingHow other coaches, coaches' families, and players love your childrenIf your husband has a CDL, the time he spends away to help drive for other sportsWork for someone that has the same values as you.There is no off-season and it is more unpredictable than football season.Shelby also has an Instagram and Website called The Football Fashionista.Instagram is lined here @thefootballfashionista.  And her website is linked here at thefootballfashionista.com.  Shelby is also starting TFF media to create graphics and will be at coaching school this summer.  We wrap up this episode with her telling about a good and a bad football memory.  Shelby mentions how this profession creates so many emotions in a week and different job changes can create a domino effect for so many people.Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.
Football is family with Elaine Welte (University of Texas)
Feb 6 2023
Football is family with Elaine Welte (University of Texas)
In this episode, Shawna and Jen visit with Elaine Welte.  Her husband is the video coordinator at the University of Texas and although she is not the wife of a coach, her life revolves around all things football.  She talks about what it's like making moves in college football when the job changes.  Elaine explains how she was able to use technology to get connected to people in a new neighborhood to help her daughters with the transition of moving.  College football games are energetic but wait until you hear what her oldest daughter does during the games.  Other topics include:Struggles of being a support staff familyThe hardest thing about college footballThe coolest thing about college footballGoing all in as a wife and family and supporting your husbandThe struggle as a football wife and the lonelinessShe also tells Shawna and Jen why she uses essential oils and how they have helped her family.  She also tells how they got a puppy for their daughters for Christmas but had to hide it from October until Christmas.  Elaine's favorite gameday memory is also a fun one we can all attend if we have the opportunity.  If you want to find out more about Elaine Welte, you can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/itselainewelte/.  Follow links in her bio for more information.  Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.
Juggling it all; walking pigs and wearing overalls with Andrea Ables (Hawley HS)
Dec 5 2022
Juggling it all; walking pigs and wearing overalls with Andrea Ables (Hawley HS)
Playoff 2022 SpecialShawna and Jen visit with Andrea Ables of Hawley. Andrea's husband Mitch is the HFC/AD at Hawley as well as the HBB coach. Andrea tells the ladies all of the places they have been to get to where they are now. In this episode, Andrea mentions:How hard it is to move from place to place.Transitioning from being at a bigger town/school to a small town/school.Athletes have to play everything in a small school.Sharing athletes and conflicts that come up.Both Andrea and her husband Mitch are coaches as well as both of their boys playing multiple sports.   Andrea shares how at times they had to rely on a lot of people to help juggle all the places they had to be. Andrea talks about how they get to know the boys outside of football with chicken spaghetti and Monday Night Football.Hawley is in the playoffs and she talks about:Game JittersGetting the Awww factor out of the waySmall-town playoff game turnout.Working around stadium availabilityIn the end, some of the best content includes:How people comment at games regardless of how well the team is doing.How it is hard to have friends when your husband is the AD and you coach as well.Having a kid in the program.Andrea's cute tradition before each game to Mitch.Handling being a mom of an athlete and coach's wife Following God's plan when you have to move.The perks of being at a small school. Follow End Zone Wives on Twitter and Instagram @endzonewives and on Facebook at End Zone Wives.  You can also reach out by email at endzonewives@gmail.com.You can also check out our website HERE.