Monday, February 21, 2011

The Georgia Whirlwind

If you have been following our blog for awhile, you know that our recent job change and relocation has been a long time in the making.

For my own memory's sake and for those who are interested in seeing how this played out (which is probably a grand total of two of you), here is the whirlwind in a nutshell:

  • February 2010 - Head coach at Alabama announces her plan to retire after the fall season; as with other sports (ie football, basketball), head coaching changes usually mean wholesale staff changes.
  • Spring 2010 - Josh applies for two coaching positions, is a finalist for both, but God closed the door.
  • Fall 2010 - Josh coaches his final season at Alabama
  • December 2010 - Job search begins in full force, main focus is on head coaching jobs at smaller D1 schools;  lots of phone interviews, no major developments
We celebrated Christmas with my brother's family and my parents in Colorado... then welcomed the New Year with the following craziness:
  • January 3 - First contact with the new Georgia head coach
  • January 6 - Josh interviews for the assistant coaching position at Georgia
  • January 7 - Josh accepts job at Georgia
  • January 18 - Josh's first day at UGA
  • Janaury 26 - The moving truck arrives in Tuscaloosa
  • January 27 - We officially move into our new home in Athens
    I am starting to feel settled and Eli is figuring out how to get to his room with stairs in the way.

    I am fortunate to have a friend in Athens already... believe it or not, she and her husband moved from Tuscaloosa just under a year ago!  

    We are so, so excited to be a part of Georgia Volleyball and can't wait to see what the future holds.

    And, I'm gonna try to blog more... for those of you who are still reading!  


    The Cooks said...

    Congratulations on the new place and school. And how FANTASTIC is it that you already knew someone in Athens.
    I just LOVE Eli's chubby legs.

    ashley said...

    Thanks for the update! I was seriously just thinking the other day that I wish you would update the blog because I wanted to know how you guys were. :-) Glad you are getting settled. Your little man is super cute!

    Linda said...

    I've missed you! So glad you are somewhat settled and seem so happy to be a Bulldog again!

    Tina said...

    I have missed you! I know what you mean about being a blog slacker. I am afraid I have few readers left as well. So glad you are doing well and your son is adorable! Mine has those irresistible legs, too! LOL!

    Anonymous said...

    Have missed the posts. Thanks for the update and congrats on the new adventure!

    Debbie Holley said...

    I've been going crazy, not wanting to call you in the middle of a move, but wanting an update.
    A house picture please. What part of town did you end up in?
    So happy for you! Go Dawgs!!

    Tammy said...

    Congratulations!! I still quietly read your blog. God bless you in your new adventure.