Aside from the fact that we both hail from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, I’ve grown to respect the fact that during the last three years, he’s been willing and able…although there have been tough times…to write The Turnaround for us. For those of you that haven’t read his blog that is an inside look at the Westerner program that has struggled for nearly four decades in west Texas, do yourself a favor and read some of this thoughts.
Strunky is a no holds barred-type of guy, who’s willing to write about the good, the bad and the ugly that comes during his fourth year of trying to get his team to the Texas state playoffs for only the second time in four decades. He snapped a 36 year playoff drought in 2012.
Today, I read with great pleasure a story by Lubbock Avalance-Journal sports editor Phil Terrigno, who gave his perspective on Strunky’s never say die attitude as his team still has a shot at the playoffs heading into Friday night’s game against Lake View High School.
District 4-5A Standings
Lubbock Cooper 2-0
Abilene Cooper 1-1
Lake View 0-1
Click here to read Terrigno’s story that highlights how the Westerners can still make the playoffs while battling through a dozen season ending injuries.