Erin and Nader,
Coach Peter Crowley here from the Alhambra High School Men’s Volleyball Team. I just wanted to take a moment now that our season is done and thank you and your staff (writer Gerardo Recinos and photographer Mark Fierner) for their excellent coverage of our team during our NCS Championship Season. It has been a joy to open the paper (actually look online) and to find your in-depth coverage of our boys volleyball team accompanied by so many splendid photographs.
Alhambra has come a long way since the program began in 2000 (I remember trouncing Alhambra their first year when I was coaching Miramonte to their first TCAL Championship that year), and if I can build the solid program that I envision over the next few years, I hope to be back in NCS before too long.
Currently, my son is a sophomore at Alhambra and my daughter will be entering the Junior High next year, so I expect to be with the program for the foreseeable future.
Now that the boys high school season has ended, I now return to the world of club volleyball where I am the Developmental Director at Pacific Rim Volleyball in Pleasant Hill (the older I get, the younger the players I seem to coach!). Next month, I will myself be accompanying the Pacific Rim 14-1 Boys Team down to Anaheim for the SCVA Boys Jr. Invitationals, then on to the Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas, before flying to the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where I have been selected to help coach our NCVA Regional Team as a HP Coach. Between that and coordinating volunteers for the Martinez Community Swim Team, all my free time will be spoken for.
All my best and thank you again for having such thoughtful and conscientious employees.
– Peter M. Crowley
Alhambra Men’s Volleyball