It feels brand new every time.
Regardless of how many years I have been a part of high school athletics, whether as a player, a coach or now as a new Athletic Director, the anticipation and excitement for start of a new season has never grown old.
I compare it to looking at a brand new whiteboard or chalkboard that is completely blank and here we are with marker in hand prepared to unveil whatever new creations or thoughts or dreams that we have.
The start of a new season brings the term "opportunity" to life right before our eyes, and whatever it is that we have spent the entire summer desiring to accomplish can become a reality over the next few months.
Coming home to West Deptford has been very special, and watching our first-class athletic programs spend hours preparing, our top notch coaching staffs execute their visions and our incredibly committed and hard working athletes compete to achieve their goals reminds me of why I've always loved athletics. The sacrifice, the dedication and the commitment to a way of life that athletics offer are unparalleled.
So for all of you embarking on a new season and a new school year, be excited about the blank board staring you in the face, take out the writing utensil that is your drive and passion toward achieving your greatest goals and get to work creating your masterpiece!