Friday, December 18, 2009

Adding to my resume

It's a new day in Murphy family sports.  Oh sure, I've coached High School wrestling (Mustangs, Middies, Warriors & Indians) and High School football (Middies & Lions).  I've even coached t-ball (Wildcats).  These were all sports in which I had a decent amount of experience.  It just makes sense, you want a coach who knows what the heck he or she is talking about.

That will not be the case with the Cheetahs.  This is a team of 3rd & 4th graders who just found out their assistant coach doesn't know a pick and roll from a box and one.  Oh sure, I can knock down J's and take it to the hole all day long.  I got crazy, stupid hops and can take a charge like a champ...but I'm just not sure I'm the fella for this job.

Griff had his first practice and the coach all but begged for someone to assist his coaching.  The second practice had no one step up, and I was performing improvisational "comedy" for Steven Joseph Fuller...and a few others.  (somewhere off in the distance I could hear the soft humming of Cat's in the cradle...I think it was Joe).  Third practice comes around and I'm the schlep that steps into the coaching void.

A couple of things to note:
1.  The team I assistant coached in State College, Pennsylvania?  They're in the state championship this weekend.
2.  The team I'm assitant coaching this year in the Dub C?  So far...undefeated.

Coincidence?  I think not


  1. Aunt Peg10:04 AM

    Ah...1978 Ken Howard played Ken Reeves...a basketball coach in the TV show, White Shadow.
    He was 6'7"..the coach you are assisting is 6'3"...
    But YOU , my good nephew, cast a much longer shadow.
    Let me know if you want me to contact Larry Bird..I have connections, you know.

  2. Whenever I hear "Cats In The Cradle" off in the distance I imagine James Granger singing it for some reason.
    My apologies that this comment means nothing to 99% of the people who read this blog.

  3. ive helped a lot of teachers when they dont know what they are doing in their subject advice......videos. pete maravich biopic. tell them to come see you when they can do all of that.

  4. I like being chosen over a man's kids. It makes the pain go away.