Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds blossom, animals awaken, and the earth seems to come to life again. It’s inspiring because the weather is picking up and those who are in school are feeling a bit more optimistic about the year ending in just a few months. They are eager to get outdoors, be active, and play sports. With that, here at Storage Solutions, we believe that’s it’s important to have a work/life balance and many of our employees take full advantage of that by coaching sports. We have employees that are coaches year round and some who only coach seasonal sports. I’d like to take a moment to highlight those whose season is just about to begin – our Spring Coaches.
The days are getting shorter, while the nights are getting colder! Winter is coming… As winter rolls in and brings the winter blues, this season’s sports bring the fire! From basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading, here at Storage Solutions, we have some amazing employees who work as coaches as well. With that, we would like to highlight the winter sports coaches by showcasing their dedication!
First up, we have Billy Powers. Billy started his coaching career working with fourth graders while he was still in high school. While attending Wabash College, he played basketball until an injury led him to become a student assistant for his senior year. But this inspired him to continue coaching once he was out of college. He went on to coach at Brebeuf High School for two years and Cathedral High School for one, both in Indianapolis, IN. But once he started his family, he decided to move his coaching skills to seventh and eighth grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary. He’s been there for three years. Billy says, “I love this level because it’s a great balance of fun and competitiveness. Also, it’s less of a time commitment so I can spend more time at home with the girls”.
Next, we have Michelle Coleman. This season will be her 19th coaching club volleyball! Michelle is the Elite 17-1 Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Team Indiana Volleyball in Indianapolis, IN. Most of the athletes that play for her have the goal of playing volleyball in college, while some play to improve in between school seasons. As the club recruiting coordinator she has helped place over 150 athletes in college and has a 100% placement for her senior class!
You can slowly feel the changes of fall starting to creep in with the cooler morning and evening air, shorter days, pumpkin flavors popping up everywhere, and of course, fall sports! With that, we wanted to take a chance to highlight SSI’s own fall sports coaches!
First, we have Dustin Sherer, who is currently the Co-Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks coach, and JV coach at Tipton High School in Tipton, IN. According to Dustin, “Coaching football at the high school level has always been a dream of mine and I am very fortunate that Storage Solutions has let me pursue that opportunity. Our team has the chance to be very successful this year led by a strong Junior and Senior class. We have opened the season with two impressive wins but now jump into the strength of our schedule with very good competition.”
In addition to Dustin coaching the Tipton Blue Devils, we also have Heather Hutton coaching Varsity and JV cheerleading for the Frankton High School squad in Frankton, IN. You might remember us mentioning Heather’s squad getting the chance to cheer their basketball team on to a State Championship earlier this year at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Her squad is still carrying that excitement with them and has had a great start to the season. They expect a decent year for the Eagle football team, which has started the season 1-1, including an impressive 87-0 home opener.
Next, from our Kansas City office, Eric McDonald is in his fourth year as the Assistant Coach for the Northland Chargers 5th and 6th grade tackle football team. Eric coached the Chargers to 2 (2015 & 2016) North Suburban Youth Football League Super Bowl championships! He hopes to continue his success with the team this coming season. It’s fitting that our VP of Business Strategy also makes a great coach.
Finally, we’d like to also mention Michelle Coleman’s husband Rich, who is the Head Varsity Volleyball coach for Zionsville High School. For Michelle, this means a lot of green and white and getting to support and cheer on a sport she is very passionate about! Currently, Rich’s team sits at 8-0, beating some of their top competitors already this season.
All four teams seem to have a great start so far, and we are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the season will hold for all of our SSI coaches!