Saturday, September 26, 2015

Gregg enters new chapter at Louisiana Lafayette

I love seeing great things happen to great people and this week it was announced that Amber Gregg would be joining the University of Louisiana Lafayette as an assistant coach. This is one of those young ladies from another era, before the onslaught of experts who now recognize Texas as a hotbed for talent, she was in the mix as one of the top players in the 2007 class when she graduated from Round Rock McNeil. Gregg is definitely one of the top scorers I've ever seen from Texas but this didn't happen overnight, I caught her even before high school as a star for Austin Elite being coached by her dad Tommy Gregg and the things she showed me early told me she'd do quite well at the next level

That "next level" came oh so fast as she decided to stay close to home and wound up doing huge things at UTSA achieving numerous honors including Player of the Week and All Conference selections, but even more than that was her ability to shoot the long ball which when you add all of the other offensive weapons she had, this made her a definite threat every time she stepped on the floor. Gregg ended her career scoring over 1000 points for the Roadrunners and decided to give back by joining the Austin Elite staff as a coach and helping to develop the younger players.

Numerous young ladies have benefited from not only her coaching but ability to teach and to take it up another notch, she started coaching AE boys which included a young man I've been watching since he was four or five, Aaron Gregg who is one of the top 2017 players in the state. One evaluator wrote this on Aaron, "his motor won't stop, his outside shooting is way above average and his desire to be better than his peers fuels into his hunger which is unimaginable" well this mirrors what I thought about Amber who I'm expecting great things from at yet another level