I have been very fortunate to travel with the Alabama volleyball team this season as they go on the road to play against their SEC foes. We are currently in Florida, in a David vs. Goliath type match-up, hoping to show the Gators what we are really made of. It is our last away match of the season with our last home match the Friday after Thanksgiving.
So, as I sit staring at the banners hanging from the ceiling in the arena marking the 16 consecutive years that Florida has made the NCAA tournament in volleyball, it cannot help but feel surreal. Last year at this time, Josh's season with UMSL had already ended and the idea of coaching somewhere else had not entered our minds. Today, he is sitting on the Alabama bench as the assistant coach and coaching against one of the sport's most accomplished head coaches in Mary Wise. Life certainly offers unexpected twists and turns.
The blessings at Alabama have been many. We are glad to be with the Tide.