Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hey Coach...

"Coaching is 90% attitude and 10% technique."
Author Unknown
So to those of you that know me and understand my severe lack of experience in the basketball realm (thanks Bob for the books I'll be sending them back to ya, whew), you've surely been laughing along with or at me (whichever side you are on) since I agreed to make an attempt at coaching the hoop shooting rage Girls B-ball here in Quin. Thankfully we can all breath a sigh of relief, sad though it is for the kids, I've been released from that duty apparently we won't have enough chicas to support a team this year but in it's place I've jumped on the wagon to coach cross country! (above is a pic of one of our 3 roads we can run on)Our first practice was today! 17 runners showed up donning tennis shoes, shorts and smiles to home and back again. 16 boys ages 10 to 17 mostly 4th-8th graders, 6 solid varsity runners and one rock star brave girl!!!! I'm so proud of her and I told all the boys they have to recruit some girl runners, so we'll see how they fare. Anyway I loved it! Sherry is going to help out whenever she can so that will be a fun activity for us to do together. I hope the kids enjoyed it. If we can keep them all on the team we will be looking pretty good and might even need two planes to fly us to our meets! Lol! First day with kids was great, I'm loving being with the little ones, if only the paperwork load was smaller. Alas nothing is perfect. Went fishing after work but didn't even get a bite:(
** Dare Rope Alert #4 Go visit someone somewhere you've never been before far away or right across the street. For example: Come visit me in Quinhagak or go visit the neighbor guy you always talk to over the fence (pop in for coffee).

"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense." Colossians 3: 12-13


  1. Hey Coach, Hey Kid you have a gift and I am amazed at what you are doing!! Remember when you went to State Basketball for Special Olympics?? You are going to do very well, because you are blessed and you will bless all those you come in contact with!! Joe Fuller

  2. Hi Rachel,

    I was trying to figure out this blog thing, very confusing. We all say "hi" from Hayward. My email is

    Take care,
    Lisa, Matthew, Larry, Barb, and Max

  3. Hi guys! Joe I had forgotten about our Special Olympics Basketball! That's right! That was a blast. I am able to do what I am doing because of the wonderful people such as yourself who generously poured into my life, I hope I can give back as much as I've been given! So thank you Coach! Lisa, Matthew, Larry, Barb and Max! I miss you all like crazy. Max is gonna love meeting Ani when we get home for the summer. Ani is a big chicken but he's a good dog. I'm still jamming to Willie Nelson every once in a while and I think of you guys alot. Well hope everyone is doing good and enjoying these last few days of August!