Saturday, August 25, 2007
Am I a bulldog or a caveman?
Well it depends on the phase of my life ...
Anyone who knew me in high school would say that I was a bulldog through and through. Some have even speculated that my blood was green. I might have been a bit overboard with my school pride but I loved Provo High.
I started teaching and coaching in American Fork in 2003. My first year I coached the ninth grade team. The next year I coahced the sophomore team and my third year I coached the JV team. That means that I coached the same girls for thee years straight.
When I was the sophomore coach at AF we played Provo High. I remember one of my basketball girls asking me if I was going to cheer for them when we played Provo High. I kinda looked at her and was like - of course I am, I'm your coach. I did have to think about if for a second.
As time went on and I spent more time with these girls, my loyalties to Provo High weakened and I became a Caveman. I even know the school song. These are my girls - the only three girls from that original group that made it through four years of Lady Cavemen basketball. I had them over to my house the other night and we talked about their futures. I kinda grew up again with these girls.
I could have gotten a job at any school and my loyalties would be with that school because I would get to know and love the people. Unless of course it was Timpview or Lone Peak.