When you play or coach pro sports, that comes before pretty much everything else because that’s your livelihood. Families usually understand because they are depending on the athlete or coach.
The one thing a lot of athletes and coaches don’t miss is the the birth of their children. The team understands that’s a once in a lifetime moment for everyone. It apparently wasn’t all that special for Jets head coach Adam Gase.
In an in depth look into Adam Gase done by The Athletics Dan Pompei, Gase’s wife Jennifer tells the story about Gase leaving right after she had their baby to go meet with Peyton Manning.
Jennifer says that she was told to schedule the operation for 10am and once the baby was out, before they could put everything back in her body where it belonged, Gase found out it was a boy, asked if she was good, then said he was out.
Peyton, knowing Jennifer had just had a baby, was surprised to see Gase at the meeting later that day. Jennifer clearly understands the dedication to the job but she probably would have wanted him there a little longer and I’m sure Peyton would have understood.
Flip the page to see the excerpt from the interview and video.