Wylie East HC James Olford
"It's always a great thing when kids get an opportunity to go on to the next level and compete," That's what Wylie East coach James Olford, head coach said today.
Coach Olford invited us to Wylie East to hang out as they had four athletes sign today with two more still taking visits to sign at a later date.
"I know as coaches we all want to win a district title we want to win a state title or take as many kids to state as we can. I think the joy that we get, the biggest accomplishment is when you have days like today and you can send kids off to college to continue on with an education and compete."
Sprinter Madison Dorethy
signed with Dallas Baptist University, "It just makes me really happy and makes me feel like my family is happy for me. I fell in love with the campus and fell in love with the team."
Isehac Mawi, "It feel great all of the hard work paying off." On being part of being a part of the foundation at Wiley East, Mawi said, "It feels amazing, especially coming up I was looking up to competing at a varsity level, travel with coach teammates and going to meets competing, it feels good."
Today, Kieron Hunter signed to be a Shocker at Wichita State University. He said, "It just feels good to be able to sign in front of my family and friends. "We were ready to accomplish this, to be able to sign with some of my teammates, we just work so hard."
Laterrica Thomas, "I feel like Wylie East has prepared me for bigger and better things, and I feel like I am mentally and physically ready to go to college and compete."
" It's great, its a great feeling for them it a great feeling for me. I know those kids are excited and I'm excited for them."