In this photo, the Analy athlete is battling in a tightly contested league final match with the league championship on the line. He looks to his coach, Ryan Stevens. This image is special to me because the mother of this athlete is a colleague of mine. Because of that, I went out of my way to get shots through out the season of Analy athletes. I also watched the Analy kids compete and interact with their coaches. Ryan Stevens is a special coach. I have to say that my colleague greatly admires Coach Stevens. This means a lot to me in judging Coach Stevens because my colleague is not easily impressed (believe me ... I've tried)!
Ryan Stevens is battling cancer. Check out Sonoma West Times for an article or my Facebook page. There is a Go Fund Me opportunity to help this family to cover the medical expenses. Think about supporting this family.
I have to say, that bad things happen to good people ... we need to respond when that happens.