There is a place on the sidelines, between the 25-yard lines, where coaches tread.
In that rectangle, amid the weather, the cheers and the boos, the questionable calls and the heroics, is where we see the character of a coach.
Brandon Mahle’s rectangle on the sideline was not as defined.
His acreage did not end on practice fields and game nights.
His coaching wasn’t 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
His team was not limited to jerseys and numbers.
His phone was not unlisted and his dinner table never lacked for company.