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Day 20 – One Shot- #SOLC22

One shot. Win or go home. That's what today's game came down to. One shot. It was a shot she'd made hundreds of times in practice, in that alone time in the gym when no one was there, during the... Continue Reading →

Day 18 – NCAA Basketball? Yes, Please! – #SOLC22

Today, my wife and I each took a personal day and ended up in Iowa City. We came down last night (check out what we found here) and today, Iowa Hawkeye Women's Basketball. The last time the women hosted NCAA... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: Basketball Teams

Today I'm going to rank all 27+ basketball teams I've coached during my years as a teacher/coach. #WHAT Ok, maybe not. That's a lot of teams and I know I've forgotten some teams or players on those teams, which wouldn't... Continue Reading →

What Brings You Joy? #SOL22

What brings me joy? #notsure That's the question of the day. I've struggled with this for a while because, if you read my last blog (psst, go read it, it's fine), you know that it has been a tough year.... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: Who Is This Team?

I've not written much about basketball because, well, there's not been much to write. We started the season out in our own tournament without practice and with girls who barely knew each other. Our team got smoked by two good... Continue Reading →

Sunday Basketball? Why Not? #SOL21

A couple of weekends ago, we had ourselves a couple of nice days. It's been bumped back a couple of times for various reasons, but it was a good weekend. First, my wife and I decided to shop local by... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts : Players Behaving Badly

https://twitter.com/BarstoolUIowa/status/1466176716410347528?s=20 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about parents behaving badly, how it changes the dynamics on a team, all that fun stuff. That same week, I was greeted by the above video: Players Behaving Badly. First, I was... Continue Reading →

#100: A Surprise #SOL21

I've been a coach at our school for 21 years (I think). #youareold Hush. For the first few years, I was both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach. Practices would be with both teams, working together, and games... Continue Reading →

When Parents Behave Badly #SOL21

Boy, if that title isn't clickbait, I don't know what is?? #suckerforagoodtitle So, I'll need to temper this a bit because I do have people in my community who read this nonsense *waves to everyone* and I have people who... Continue Reading →

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