I used to be a high school chess coach. I’m no chess guru or grandmaster. I enjoy the game and I am a fair, if average, recreational player. When I had an active rating as a player, I hovered around 1600. Nothing special. In fact, when the best players on my team were regularly beating me after a year, I used our budget to bring in a master player to give lessons to the advanced players and I worked with the beginners. Again, I didn’t take on the role because I was the best qualified. I took it on because the situation came calling. I was the one on the faculty who stepped forward when some students wanted to start a chess club. After the first year, I encouraged them to join a high school league.