December 13th, 2015 | Uncategorized
As the end of the first semester comes to an end, I reflect on my personal growth within these past few months. I have been pushed to work outside my comfort zone and as one challenge is achieved another is right there to push me to be better.
Basketball has been all I have expected it to be. My teammates are great in making me feel at home and make me feel like the basketball family I just left back home.
Coaching has been extraordinary in every aspect. I have never been a morning person but the young people in my morning sessions have given me a drive to want to be up in the morning to coach them. I am beyond thankful to have had a chance to be a part of our local wheelchair basketball program. The children are more than incredible individuals and teach me more about myself every minute I’m there.
School is a major challenge and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. My parents, girlfriend, and close friends keep my head where it needs to be to continue to succeed through it. It is hard work but unreal to think I’m halfway done a Masters degree.
I look forward to going home in a few days to see my family and friends but I also look forward to coming back to be around my team, classmates, and the young people I coach. The underlying theme of my blogs and time here in Ireland are the people and personalities I’ve met along the way. I am excited to finish the second half of my year with them and develop even more relationships!
Victory Scholar: Harrison Deyo
Present University: IT Carlow
US League: MAC
Club/Community Partner: IT Carlow Basketball
Alma Mater: Alvernia University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland