Learning more than X’s and O’s

“Failure is inevitable, in sports and in life,” Jarred Latta notes. “We all fail. In order to grow, one must learn to accept failure and fear.”

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October 2, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Before Jarred Latta became director of development at Louisiana Tech University, he was a standout athlete in multiple sports as a youth in Iola. At upper right is Latta when he played baseball for Iola’s American Legion squad. At lower right, he is playing basketball for Iola High’s Mustangs.

There’s more to gain from sports than diagramming a play or learning the proper way to throw a curveball, Jarred Latta notes.

Take failure, for example.

“Failure is inevitable, in sports and in life,” Latta said. “We all fail. In order to grow, one must learn to accept failure and fear.”

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