This is my seventh year coaching school soccer.
I started when we had only junior high students and have been moving them up as we have added grades. When our school merged with another two years ago, it was our first crack at an actual varsity program.
This year will be our first year as full members of the Kansas State athletic sanctioning body with a chance to compete in the state playoffs. We have a super tough schedule with lots of big public schools as opponents.
Every team is special to me, but this team has several seniors I have coached since they were in 6th grade. They have put up with me for seven seasons.
I don't like to brag (much), but check out the soccer t-shirt mascot I helped design for this year-