Thank you, Hillsboro.
As I’ve reflected the last several days, I have been overwhelmed with gratitude thinking about the experiences I have had over the last 11 years leading the boys basketball program. Learning of my dismissal without warning, reason, or explanation was very difficult, but I am choosing to look back with only love and thankfulness in my heart.
I cannot thank the players enough for their commitment to our program. The relationships and bonds that were created with my guys is something that I will cherish forever.
I had high expectations for all of our teams that went much deeper than wins and losses. I coached with all of my heart.
On the best days, we made memories. On the hardest days, we learned. We jumped around in the locker room after big wins. We hugged after tough losses. We sometimes cried after they took off their jerseys for the last time. I am so proud of what we were able to build and accomplish together.
While the last few days have been tough, the outreach of players, parents, colleagues, administrators, coaches, alumni, officials and community members has been overwhelming. I may no longer be your coach, but I have never felt more supported. I will forever be grateful.
I am so thankful for my assistant coaches who have been so supportive and loyal through the ups and downs of this 11 year journey. Thank you for everything.
Lastly, I want to thank my wife and family for constantly supporting me. Coaching life is often more difficult for them. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for me.
I won’t rule out coaching somewhere else in the future, but the part that made this a perfect match for me is the connection I felt with the school and community. I truly loved being your coach.