Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today the Focus is on the Coaches

Anyone that knows me very well, knows that I love working with the coaches and student athletes here at UofA! I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. Our football coaches are without a doubt the BEST I have ever been associated with. Not only are they GREAT football coaches, but they are tremendous men and a bunch of fun to be around.

Each year, before the players report, we bring in seamstresses to custom fit our coaches slacks so they properly fit and our coaches are comfortable. Not only do they have their slacks fitted, but we have them try on their shirts, shoes to make sure we have the proper sizes. Then, they pick from the huge assortment of caps and visors from Nike that they want to have put out in their lockers on game days. We have found that this is the best way to cut down on confusion and rush right before games. The coaches really seem to appreciate the effort.

As you can see in the pictures below, we set up a little dressing room right here in the equipment room outside of my office with pipe and drape so they have some privacy. Ben Hulka had a list of everything they needed and recorded all the info the coaches gave us. Once they changed into their game gear, they went into the conference room and had the slacks marked for tailoring.

Once again, we brought in Tucson's best seamstresses from Mendel's Wife the Tailor, Susie and Diane (picture below). THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!! We never have problems, but if a coach loses weight during the season, they will touch them up with no problems.

Today is a very fun day each year, because it reminds us that the season is about to get under way!!! Enjoy some pictures below of today's activities:

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