You are very fortunate in life if you have had people along the way who have helped guide and mentor you to become a better version of yourself. I have been very fortunate in that regard.
I had the opportunity to thank one of those people, one of my high school football coaches, Coach John Linehan.
Coach Linehan, through motivating me to be a better player, was also motivating me to become a better human being when I internalized that ability to challenge myself to do better. And that has served me well throughout my entire life.
Thanking your own coach Linehan, if you have people like that in your life, is important for two reasons.
First of all, it will matter to them to know that they had that kind of impact in helping you become a better version of yourself.
Secondly, it will matter to you to acknowledge the folks who helped you along the way.