I have to admit, I thought long and hard about whether or
not today was going to be your last Tuesday with Moore. However, a short text I
received from freshman Carli Tritz last night got me thinking that maybe
blogging during the post-season might not be such a bad idea.
She simply asked me if I planned on writing anymore now that
the season was over. I quickly responded to her with this question:
“Do you still read the blog Carli?”
She wrote back saying, “yes, I do and a couple of my friends
from back home do too.”
I guess after hearing that, I was a bit reassured that
people will actually continue to read what I have to say despite our playing
season being over. My plan is to keep everyone in the loop throughout our
upcoming spring workouts. I figured everyone would want to know what’s going on
with the team for the next month and a half.
I’m thrilled to have come to the realization that this blog
will still be of some worth!
Today’s entry will be short and sweet, as I have lots of
miscellaneous stuff to take care of before leaving the office a little bit
Besides, as I’m sure you can imagine, there isn’t much going
on around these parts at the moment.
We returned to Omaha bright and early Friday morning and our
entire coaching staff ended up in Flan’s office discussing a season that had
ended so poorly the night before.
Obviously, that was not the way any one of us wanted this
season to end for a variety of reasons. So, as helpless as we all felt together
in that room, we bounced around thoughts on our non-conference schedule, our
Missouri Valley Conference opponents, the conference tournament game, our
personnel, recruiting, offensive and defensive strategies, coaching styles,
post-season and summer workouts, and the list goes on…
The week right after the season is over is a weird
transitioning phase from one team to another.It’s sad thinking about what was and the three seniors we
have to let go, but it’s also pretty exciting to start thinking about the
future and the possibilities for the upcoming season.
Post-season is an exciting time for a coach because it’s
another opportunity to teach and help your players improve. We have a short
window of time we can work with the group, but the more stuff we can stress to
them now, the better they will be in the summer when they’re in the gym working
on their own.
And besides, any time with our players on the court is
better than sitting in this office chair for eight straight hours. I am
constantly reminded in the off-season why I never wanted to work in Corporate
Why? Because I can’t stand sitting at a desk!
So, I’m sure it is no surprise to you when I say that I
can’t hardly wait until we’re back out on the court again…
One last thing I wanted to touch on was the fact that in the
midst of the coach’s meeting we were having Friday afternoon, Megan Neuvirth came
knocking on Flan’s door.She had
stopped through the Ryan Center for a bit and came up to say hello to us all.
Little did she know that her visit was right on time…
She had the most pleasant smile on her face when she walked
into the room, but most importantly, she looked sincerely happy. It was a great
thing to witness considering that emotion was one that the four of us coaches
struggled to tap into that afternoon.
We were witnessing a product of our basketball program and in
that moment, we all appreciated the kind of player Megan was on the basketball
court, but we were even more thrilled with who she was off the court. She is
such a wonderful young lady and really epitomizes the Creighton women’s
So, thank you Megan for making me (and our staff) realize
it’s not all about the wins and losses in a season. Despite the frustration of
a season gone wrong in the last month, the really great thing about the entire
year is that I was able to finally coach and build relationships with a team of
incredible young women that I enjoy being around everyday.
And because of that, I am truly blessed and tremendously
I love my Bluejays and I miss you guys. See you soon!