The thing I remember most about my first year as head coach is talking for hours on the phone with athletic director Doug Faulkner (if you know him at all you understand). He knew I was in way over my head and he wanted to make sure he helped me with every aspect of being a head coach. I fumbled my way through that season and several after, but I will never forget his investment and his desire to make me successful.
That’s kind of how its been for me my entire time at Greenville. From the beginning God has put amazing people in my path and its been an incredible ride. I remember the phone call I got from then head coach Pam Craig my sophomore year of college, she new I played for the men’s club team and had helped at the high school and she offered my the assistant coaching position. After her time as head coach I convinced Rick Mcpeak to take over the team, coaching with him was such a great experience. He taught me a lot about building a community and how to view all things we do as worship.
Once I took over as head coach I was immediately spoiled with Great assistants that poured countless hours into making the program what it is. Jamie, Heather, Megan, Meredith, Jill, Fin, Jenna, Bill, Anne, Suzanne, Ashley, Krystine, Ivan, and especially Dash who was with me for my 3 best years (Dash and I have 135 wins together). I can’t thank all of you enough for your contribution to this team and for all the great memories you helped make and the lives you have touched.
The culture we have developed at Greenville has attracted some amazing players who also just happen to be amazing people. Our “best kids” attract more “best kids” and the tradition continues. My life has truly been blessed by the players I have coached, I truly consider them my family and I would do anything for any one of them. Thank you all for teaching me so much and for giving your all to this program.
This 200th win belongs to Doug, the coaches that gave me a chance, all my assistants, and especially my players. I look forward to seeing who God puts in my path to help me reach my 400th win at GC.