Thursday, January 12, 2012

Good News!

In early November, the tennis head coaching position  (high school)
became available in our school district. I was
actually subbing at Brady's school that
 day when the secretary gave me the heads up.
   I think before the day was over, Eric had faxed
his application to the district office. 
To say he was excited is a huge understatement!

Eric waited and waited....and finally had his interview
one day last week.  He sat in the office as three other
canidates (that he knows of) interviewed before him. 
 His 3:30 interview turned into 4:30...
as the other interviews ran longer. 
After 22 minutes with the principal and athletic director,
 he was on his way home. 
 Eric went into the interview prepared and confident.
  And then, he spent the entire weekend driving me crazy
analyzing why he might or might not get the job.

We didn't tell Brady anything. 
 He didn't know that Coach Ben was leaving
and he didn't know that Eric had an interview.

Finally, on Tuesday afternoon, Eric got a phone call
 and was offered the position!  He called me right away. 
 I was so excited for him and relieved.  I know how
much he wanted this.  Eric could not wait to get
home from work to tell Brady!

Eric is already busy preparing....the boys season starts in just two months.
  He has big shoes to fill with this tennis program. 
 But, I believe it won't take him long.
  He's an excellent coach and amazing with the kids. 
 And, he's already good to go with a super cute manager and ball boy!


yaya said...

Congrats to Eric! I know he'll do great and what a wonderful opportunity for Brady as well. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

That is such good news Kerri -- it was meant to be! So happy for all of you!

Megan said...

This is so great! You guys have such a great thing going, and this seems like icing on the cake! Congrats to all of you guys!

Stef said...

That picture of the your boys hugging is priceless. I love it. Congratulations. That is so wonderful to do something that you love so much!! Good for him!

Kris said...

Congratulations Eric!!! Is Eric a high school teacher as well? I love Brady's note to him!! I have a note that is sitting on my dresser that Gennifer wrote to her Daddy, 23 years ago when we started to work for our family business. It is precious! I will share it soon.
: ) Kris

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

What a lovely letter to his dad. It's so different in Canada where most club sports are coached by volunteers. Congratulations to Eric, can't wait to hear about the season.

Karina said...

Oh mygoodness. How exciting. Congrats. Sheer joy in the faces of your boys there. Hope you celebrate great this weekend.

Jen said...

How did I miss the fact that Eric was as into tennis as Brady! Soooo exciting for you all! Congrats!

Gabe said...

Love that last photo!!

Way to go Eric!

Nicolle said...

Congratulations to Eric, and I can tell that Brady is beaming can see it in that note. Congrats to all of you.

sloan said...

wahooooo!! congratulations to your whole family - what wonderful news, kerri!! that note that brady wrote to him is amazing ... frame that one for sure :)

so happy for ALL of you!!

Genn said...

How exciting for him!!
Congratulations, I bet he has a blast.

Kris said...

I just saw on Gennifer's Blog that you have located a Trader Joe's not too far from you. must try the chocolate covered raspberry stiks. And if you like red wine, the Two Buck Chuck red wine is worth a try. And they have a frozen chicken breast that is to die for, and for the life of me I can't remember what it is called. Oh shoot!!!! I am thinking, thinking, thinking!!! Well, have fun, and don't forget to pick up a can of their Breakfast Blend coffee beans, and some is good, but not as good as my homemade!! Have will be a convert, and driving those 29 miles twice a month at least!!

Susan said...

How fabulous!!!

Holly said...

Yes, I am a sap... but this post made me all teary eyed!!

The pictures-- so sweet!

And I guess I didn't realize, until this post, that he was an 'actual' coach.... I realized it was his calling, with the little pro he has in his own house, but I didn't know that he did it for a job?!

VERY COOL and CONGRATS to you all!!

Anonymous said...

That is so GREAT!!! Congrats to Eric

Jenny said...

Oh that is so wonderful. What great news!!!! Brady's note is priceless. So happy for your family. :)

The Keyes Family said...

Congrats! That is awesome news!

Cherie said...

That is sooooo exciting!! Wow!!!!
What a neat experience it will be for your whole family.
The letter that Brady wrote to his dad is so loving and fantastic. It's obvious this boy loves his dad!!
You guys are truly The Tennis Family now :-D

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Awww! Congrats!

Barb said...

Yay for Eric and Yay for Brady! Fun times ahead for them, and for you. What great news.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Congrats to Eric!! Now run out and buy yourself a very warm parka for spring tennis!! and some warm boots! What a sweet Brady's letter to Eric. Now let me know how the tennis photography goes for you..I have NOT figured it out yet!! hugs, cathy

Steelers6 said...

Oh, Kerri, that's so cool! Congrats to Eric.

Kerri @OhMann! said...

This is wonderful!! Congratulations!

I love Brady's note!

Jill said...

Congratulations to Eric! This is wonderful news! Brady sure looks happy!! Wishing them all the best!


Kim said...

How incredibly exciting!!!! I had no idea Eric coached. No wonder Brady is such a pro already!

Congratulations!!!! Here's to a winning season. :)

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