Dave Adams is the voice of Cheyenne Mountain tennis and has been since 1987. Oddly sufficient, if it wasn’t for Covid-19 pushing again the beginning of the highschool season, he would not have coached this spring, “Oh I could not completed it,” says Cheyenne Mountain tennis coach, Dave Adams. He could not of completed it as a result of on Christmas Eve he was identified with throat most cancers, “Stunned, sort of shocked. My well being has been actually good my entire life I have been very lucky,” says Adams.
He went by way of seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. Educating moments are why he returned, “I did not need to bail on them this yr. Particularly, the seniors who already misplaced a yr. In the event that they needed to have a brand new coach that will have been very awkward I believe,” says Adams. Cheyenne Mountain senior, Emma Delich, “I’ve had plenty of coaches in my life and I do not assume plenty of them have cared as a lot as he does.”
Adams factors out it is the ladies who’ve taught him the best way to cope with adversity, particularly one participant Rachel Moody who broke a bone her foot on third day of observe, which ended her senior season, “Her spirit and the way in which she handled it was so spectacular. There wasn’t any poor pitiful me kind of factor, educating an previous canine like me,” says Adams.
His gamers have seen that the previous canine would not have fairly the bark, nonetheless he nonetheless maintains excessive requirements, “I might say possibly not as intense which means he would not yell as a lot however he positively has an intense persona. He is very aggressive,” says Cheyenne Mountain senior, Rachel Moody. Adams provides, “That is solely factor that is been sort of bizarre. I’ve needed to sort of again off a bit bit and possibly not be fairly as intense as I usually am. and I do know the ladies are sort of going who is that this man? It may very well be a brand new teaching method? Yeah who is aware of? I would get used to that extra…however I doubt it. I am anxious for my voice to come back again.”
One factor Coach Adams would not doubt is how a lot he loves teaching tennis, “It is nice to be round these younger of us and attempt to assist them get higher day-after-day and be the perfect that they are often as tennis gamers and as folks,” says Adams.
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