Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1...

So, as some of you already know I will be an assistant coach at Monmouth University next year. Today it was officially announced. I didn't want to say anything before then I just felt that I wanted it to be official before I threw it out there. That being said, it's been keeping my busy for the past few weeks. And with recruit hunting season starting on Tuesday, I will tell you that I will be busy until August.

As far as what's going on outside of basketball, the wife got a new job that she really enjoys. More importantly, we finally moved out of my mom's house! It was a long time coming and it's nice to have our own space, and our dog back. My mom was so happy that we were leaving that she gave us a bed, couch, love seat, a comfy cushioned chair, and even bought us a TV stand. Either she really loves us, or really wanted us out, or both! Either way, thanks mom.

That's all I've got for now. Hopefully I can keep you all updated when I'm out on the road recruiting this month.

Have a great Fourth of July! Happy Birthday America!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Where Do We Go From Here?

Generally, I like to take some time to reflect upon a loss. Especially when it's a season ender like we had tonight. However, I am on a 3 to 3.5 hour bus ride home, so I will get it out now. We finished our season not the way it should have gone. We were the 8th seed in our conference tournament. We definately aren't the 8th best team in our league. We were easily a top 4 team, we just fell victim to so unfortunate situations.

All that being said, there needs to be some changes. I can only speak for myself when I say this though. I'm not sure that I did the best that I could have done this year. And if you know me, you know I say this after almost every loss, and after almost every season. I can and will be better. I have to be. I feel like I let my team down in certain instances, and it will not happen again.

Hopefully I am able to return to help our team next year. Things don't always work out the way you plan them, but I will make the best of the situation. We will be better. I will be better.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day '10

First, I would like to say Happy Valentine's Day to your and yours. Now on to the business of the day: We got our arguably best player back last night from his 7 game suspension. He gave us 30 points and 8 rebounds in a very important win for us in our battle to make the NEC Tournament which starts in about 3 weeks. We have three away games and one home game left. All three road games are winnable and the home game is the last of the year. Hopefully we don't have a repeat of what happened in our last home game of the year.

While this year at Monmouth has been enjoyable, I am not certain of my future there as there have been talks of me making more money next year, but there is nothing set in stone yet. That being said, I need to make more money this year. The wife was gracious enough to move back to the East Coast, sans job, to be with me and in hopes that I can find a coaching job, which is what I really want to do, instead of being on the "admin" side as the Ops guy. Oh, and she wants a job as well. I don't think she is too fond of sitting around the house all day with nothing to do other than go to the gym and play with our dog. All that being said, your boy needs a job with a legit paycheck. I'm tired of having no money and worrying if we can pay our bills. However, I'm sure that I am not the only one that feels this way.

The need of a paycheck begs the question to be asked as to what is it what I will do to get a legit paycheck? Do I ride it out with basketball in hopes that something will come about or do I go and do something totally different? Good thing there are at least two more weeks left in the season and I do not have to make such a decision yet.

That's all I've got for y'all today. Oh, and I promise it won't be 2 months before my next entry. Be well my friends.