Led by formerly retired head coach Elliott Uzelac, the Tigers had their first winning season since 1989 and made the playoffs for the first time in school history. Here's a link to a nice feature that ran on ESPN.
Obviously, I don't live there anymore but I continue to follow the school's teams in the news. As this story was building, I'd see pictures of coach Uzelac.
I did some sightseeing...
|Silver Beach in nearby St. Joseph. That's the pier and lighthouse way off in the distance.|
|Parts of downtown actually look pretty good. This is off of Territorial Avenue, which used to be known as "The Strip" and was not a good place to be,|
I visited some old haunts...
|This looks EXACTLY the same as it did over 30 years ago.|
|But the gym is a lot more orange than I remember it.|
|Henry's: Still very inexpensive, still awesome. Bought a t-shirt here.|
|This is a Roxy's double deluxe, my favorite burger of all time, with a side of fried mushrooms. The secret (to the burger) is chopped green olives. It actually was a little disappointing. I may have hyped it up too much in my mind.|
|Blue Moon ice cream NEVER fails to live up to expectations, though!|
|I'm on the list. No backing out now.|
|Silent auction items. Hey, I wonder where that sweet blue sweater (autographed by Anton Stralman) came from?|
|Athletic director Fred Smith with opening remarks|
|This is women's basketball coach Lisa Gondrezick. I don't think she remembered me but we were in school together at the same time.|
|I got to meet coach Uzelac...|
|...and wound up in the paper the next day.|