He was my track coach. Well, not really MY track coach. He was A track coach. He was the distance coach and I was a sprinter.
Bottom line is, he wasn't supposed to ask me out on a date.
It took me quite by surprise, over there just coming out of a turn in the track. I don't remember how it was that we happened to have a private moment in the middle of track practice, but that's where we were.
I stood rather dumbfounded for a moment, then said something like, "Uhm... I don't think my parents would let me", which hopefully was true. I was 16 years old. He was probably a good 10 years older. Sheesh. Dude!
Truth is, I never even mentioned it to my parents. Didn't really see a reason to. I never really mentioned it to anyone because it just seemed so weird.
Recently, there seems to be a rash of stories in the local news about school teachers having "inappropriate relationships" with students. They reminded me of coach Frank. I wondered about other stories out there that don't make it to the news.