For the past 4+ years, I have been attending girls’ basketball games at Willow Glen High School. Troy and Marlo’s daughters, Brittany and Alyssa have been part of the program during this time. Brittany completed her high school career earlier this year, and Alyssa still has 2 years left. You might think this is odd, but I can honestly say that not being able to watch Brittany play at Mission College, and not being able to see Alyssa’s games at WGHS are among the most difficult sacrifices in leaving San Jose. I am certainly going to try and make some games of theirs over the next couple years, especially Alyssa’s “Senior Night” in 2010 (man, that just feels bizarre to even type).
I have watched “B” and “Roo” play basketball dating back to their very early years in Upward Basketball. I’ve had the pleasure of even coaching them with their dad. Seeing their smiles and getting their hugs absolutely lights up my heart. I’m going to miss that, but it’s only going to make all that more special when we see each other in the future.
Special thanks to Troy and coach Amy Gannon who have let me be part of the program over the years. It has been so fun to help out at the scorer‘s table and keep stats on the bench. These are all special kids, and it’s been a joy to watch them grow up. Win or lose, they have a fun time playing the game.
I’ll be following the team on maxpreps.com, and I’m sure I’ll get all the details from Troy. Right T-Dawg?