Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Garnica Says No To Colorado & The Big XII

Texas D-1 Ambassador & San Antonio Lee PG Paul Garnica met with myself, Lee Coaches Tommy Hines & Jeff Ogden, along with new Northern Colorado Head Coach B.J. Hill. While us adults kept quiet Coach Hill resold the Northern Colorado program to Garnica, all the time knowing that there was a possibility that Garnica could bolt to Colorado following previous Head Coach Tad Boyle who took the Colorado job only days before.

Boyle had promised Garnica during his recruitment last fall that if he left, that Garnica could follow.  Showing tremendous fortitude and not being lured by an opportunity to play in the Big XII, Garnica told me "Coach, I trust him" referring to Coach Hill and "I'm going to honor my commitment".

What a class kid.  Northern Colorado, as was stated here several times had signed and now retained a coup in getting a guard of Garnica's stature to come to Greeley.  Coach Hill did a great job of assuring Paul that nothing would change.  Congrats again to Paul and his family from Coach Max & The Texas D-1 Ambassadors Family.