Monday, April 25, 2011

A Little News..........



While I usually only post horse related news to this blog, I thought this event deserved a mention. My oldest son, Bil, has a passion for volleyball as intense as my passion for horses. As I have embraced my passion, he has embraced his as well. While he's not been able to play volley ball professionally due to injury, he found a way to follow his dreams by coaching instead. As a firm believer that pursuing one's dreams is worthwhile, I am very pleased he has been able to find a way to incorporate living his passion into his life.

Over the weekend we received exciting news. Bil has just been hired by Seattle University as their assistant coach for volleyball. The press release of Bil's acceptance of the Seattle U position and subsequent resignation from his position as the Kentwood High School volley ball coach is here. It's a great overview of Bil's success as a high school volley ball coach. He was a force to be reckoned with on the high school scene for sure having been nationally ranked on several occasions. On the off season Bil has also coached for a private volleyball club and was equally successful there. I'm sure he'll be missed in that position as well.

Bil worked his way though college all the way to a master's degree in teaching for the sole purpose of pursuing his dream of one day coaching at the college level. He graduated this last summer and it only took the ink to dry on his diploma for the colleges to begin serious pursuit. How long it will take him to move on from an assistant to a head coach, only time will tell but you can bet he'll be chasing that dream with the same vengeance that I have chased mine.

Way to go, Bil!


Note: This picture is Andy visiting with his dad. As you can see Legs likes his babies, doesn't matter if they are girls or boys, if they come to visit, he loves loving on them.

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13 comments:

  1. How exciting for Bil. You must be very proud. And should be. Thanks for sharing this part of your life.

    (He is quite handsome, too)

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  2. Congratulations to your son Bill. I wish him all the best in realizing his dreams. Way to go!

    Andy is very handsome and his dad Legs seems like a very sweet horse to like his offspring.

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  3. Wonderful news Congratulations to your son! and to the proud Mom as well !

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  4. Wow thats a big promotion! Congats to Bil, you must be so proud!

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  5. How wonderful for Bil. That is awesome news. You have every right to be proud of him.

    If he was snapped up that quickly after graduation, he may very well move up through the ranks and one day be at the Olympic level. You just never know... wouldn't That be cool?

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  6. How wonderful - congratulations to your son on his wonderful new opportunity :o)
    I did not have time to post a comment on the actual post, but I am SO glad everything worked out well with the horses, lawsuit, etc. What a long, drawn out mess that was!

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  7. Wow--Congratulations! What a motivated young man. The sky's the limit for someone like him!!

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  8. That's awesome news. Definitely worth sharing! Congrats, Bill!

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  9. How fabulous that Bil achieved his dream job at so young an age. Here's to many rewarding years at his chosen profession.

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  10. Congratulations to Bil! So nice to see such excellent news.

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  11. Congrats to Bill, how exciting for all of you!

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  12. Congrats to your son! Finding a job out of school is hard enough. Finding your dream job (or at least the first step to your dream job) right out of school is nearly impossible.

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