Earlier this year I was thinking how nice it is for high school coaches to have any number of assistants helping with planning and preparation. Let’s face it, in some communities sports are the primary focus. Using my advanced research skills and the internet, I did a little digging. I wondered what the average ratio of athletes to coaches was for a variety of sports. Here’s what I discovered: Basketball 10:1, Football 10:1, Volleyball 10:1, Soccer 12:1, Wrestling 15:1, and Dance 15:1. According to the internet, the average student-teacher ratio in my state (Michigan) is 18:1. Over the past several years I’ve had anywhere from 19-30+ students during a given year. In no way am I complaining…I just find it interesting.