First off, I would like to wish all the Greenville Westside family a Happy and Healthy New Year. As preparations start for the 2018 season I wanted to take a moment to thank all off the volunteers, parents, and sponsors for all your support. The 2017 season would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you.
The 2017 season saw a significant amount of change compared to previous years. While most changes were positive, there is always room for further improvement. One glaring item was the breakdown of communication towards the end of the season that negatively affected the playoff schedule as well as two thirds of our all-star teams. As the president during that time I ultimately take responsibility for our season not yielding a champion, as well as our first time State Champions not having the opportunity to defend their title. Those close to the situation know it wasn't for the lack of effort from me or those close to me that the season ended the way it did. Unfortunately, our efforts were not enough to produce a better outcome.
Having been involved in youth baseball as a coach and administrator for 14 years I have learned that ego and pride are man's weakness. I learned this year change apparently rounds out the top three. Coming in to an organization that I played at since I was 13 and aligning myself with established Babe Ruth officials was truly an exciting opportunity. Some of who I hold in the highest regard as a coach, father figure, mentor, and friend. Unfortunately, my vision and the plans on how to achieve them proved to be too overwhelming, even for the most seasoned of veterans. With that said please accept my resignation.
I will no longer be involved with Greenville Westside. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I cannot say enough about the players that I was blessed with the opportunity to coach. I appreciate all the fellow coaches that put in their time, money, and heart into the organization. The results are clear.
I wish nothing but the best for the organization. I believe the ingredients are there for success.
I don't believe in goodbyes, so until next time.