Like I said in my last UNCG post, we played Duke on November 7th. I made my head coaching debut, due to Coach Wright‘s previous commitment involving a tournament in Atlanta.
All I wanted for my birthday was a win.
I failed. We lost 1-8.
I think I’ll stick to being an assistant for a while. One of my downfalls was my complete lack of knowledge on how to run an offense. I know zero offensive sets/plays/anything.
Defense is another story. Defense is my specialty. Simple, yet sophisticated. Granted we didn’t run a solid defense. I mean, we allowed 8 goals. But hey, this Duke team is above and beyond the Duke team we played against last year. In fact, they are even coached by a player on the NCAA squad.
I wish I had actual pictures from the game, but I didn’t see anyone out there with a camera.
Special thanks go to Eli Barmer‘s parents for hosting a cookout in the parking lot after the game. Very nice to have parents involved like that.
Last week, I also said that I’d have a big announcement regarding my coaching position.
This was my last game as a member of the UNCG staff. I made a decision that seemed like one in my best interest. I will not air out any issues I had with the team. I will say I was happy to work with them and I wish them the best of luck this season.
As for my coaching future, I met with another local team to see if there was interest in adding me on to their staff. I came away from our meeting pleased. The practice I attended did nothing but impress me. The coaching staff is excellent and the players are good. And dedicated.
Since I don’t yet have the position, I won’t reveal any names. However, a LAS coaching match-up could be in the future!