Rocky Coyle was a collegiate All-American and team captain at the University of Arizona and an All-Star in the Oakland A's and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. Rocky began his non-profit work over 25 years ago and truly has a heart for kids. Rocky has been a youth minister, senior pastor and coach for 32+ years and has always been a passionate advocate for the youth of our nation. Rocky currently provides hitting instruction at Rock Sports Center in Durham and overseas the Rock coaching staff. He and his wife Debbie are also busy raising 5 girls they adopted from China and India.
4Life began twenty years ago when I began my professional baseball career. Wherever I played, I saw faces of the youth of our nation and how so many were hurting. I heard the cries of a generation who longed to be loved and to feel a sense of purpose and self-worth. I realized that as a professional athlete, God had blessed me with a platform that could reach the youth.
I believe that with sports as a teaching tool we can influence the way in which youth function within our society. Our goal at 4Life is to equip our youth with the requisite tools that will empower them to become functional, positive, emotionally and spiritually balanced adults for their entire life.