The big news, first of all, is that I spelled Tyus EdnEy’s name right here. I don’t know why I have so much trouble with EdnEy but I always forget the E. For the time being, the E is being capitalized. I need to break this habit. E. EEE. EEEEEEE.
Secondly, I just chatted briefly with EdnEy, but his phone is dying and we’ll catch up more tomorrow. He only had time for a single quote, but it’s an interesting one:
“It’s really exciting for me. It’s going to be a great opportunity, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Having a chance to come back to my university, I feel like I’m coming back home.”
I’ve always wondered why there seemed to be somewhat of a disconnect between some of the team’s older stars and the new generation, but maybe this bridges the gap a bit. EdnEy is a good guy, and I had the chance to sit down for lunch with him this summer, and he was very interested in getting into the coaching profession. This should be a good first step.
Regarding former UCLA DBO Joe Hillock, he told me he’s headed to Stoneridge Prep to become the new varsity head coach. Joe has wanted to get back into coaching, and he was up for the CSUN women’s head gig that went to Jason Flowers. Good move for Joe, who was great to me in the short time we worked together. I’ll chat with him shortly.