The Geer Family
TJ and the NC Gaters had the annual Pool Play AAU basketball tournament in Charlotte this weekend.  All teams that wish to play in the State Championship must participate in this tournamnet and they are seeded for the State's based on how they finish during Pool Play.  Ed is an assistant coach and has enjoyed working with the kids all season so far.  This weekend, the head coach had to be out of town and the other assistant had a wife that went in to labor so it was all left up to Ed.  He made his solo coaching debut and he was great!  Game 1 went in to overtime and half the team fouled out (including TJ) so Ed coached the 4 (yes, I said 4) remaining players to an OT victory.  Quite a crowd had gathered around the court so it was a very exciting win.  The look on the kids' faces was priceless.  Ed coached the team to a come from behind victory in Game 2 and they won by 4.  Those last 4 points were scored in about the last minute of the game.  Another thriller that had the kids and Ed jumping on each other in the middle of the court.  I keep the stats for the team so I was on the bench trying my hardest not to have the baby on the sidelines from the rush and high blood pressure, lol!

It was a gret weekend for Ed and the kids and I am very proud of him.  He has declared himself retired as head coach at 2-0 with a winning record!

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