Team Mahurin: Welcome

Team Mahurin Basketball

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Welcome to the Coach Mahurin web page.  I am now the head coach of the Edgewood Mustangs.  I'm thrilled to be back in coaching and at Edgewood!  I'll use this page to cover our squads and keep readers informed about the Mustangs, my kids, other former players, and whatever else comes to mind.

Please note that I usually blast this stuff together pretty fast, and my spell check does not work on this program (or I'm not smart enough to use it!)  There will be typos, omissions, and errors.  Please read through them



Friday, March 27
Holiday Tourney

Edgewood has officially been accepted into the First Financial Wabash Valley Classic next December.  The tourney (formerly sponsored by Pizza Hut) takes place at one of the two Terre Haute schools (North or South) each year.

I'm very excited about the opportunity to participate in the event.  It is by far the best holiday tourney around.  

A few features of the tourney:

- Teams winning their 3rd game get a 4th contest.  This adds two games to the schedule.  It is a great simulation of the state tourney.

- The consolation and championship games are televised.

- The crowds for evening games are usually standing-room- only affairs.

- The field is tough...TH South, TH North....6 other WIC teams (Sullivan, Northview, West Vigo, Owen Valley, Cloverdale, South Vermillion)...several Illinois teams (Marshall, Casey, and Robinson).  Several tough small schols are included as well (Linton, Rockville, Riverton Parke, and Shakamak)

- There are eight games each day until the finals where there are four.  It is a basketball junky's perfect holiday break.

 



Monday, March 16
Wow...Taking a Breath!

What a hectic pre-Spring Break period of my life....  

First...thanks to the many of you who have responded about summer hoops...particularly the middle school parents.  While there are a lot of you unsure just what your schedules are (which is quite understandable), interest has been high.

(Note:  if you've contacted me and I have not responded, nor has your son's name appeared where it should on on the registration page, contact me again.  THIS EXCLUDES THE "TO-BE 6TH GRADERS"- I'M NOT SURE WHAT I'M GOING TO DO THERE.  I SIMPLY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO RUN EVERY LEVEL.  I WILL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.) 

Next...depression has officially set in.  The sectional loss now combined with my son's college team's (IWU) lost in the Elite 8 on Saturday has officially sent me over the edge....  I'm actually kind of serious about that!

It's not that we both lost...it's that it ended so abruptly.  You go from jamming 26 hours of life into 24 hour days and then boom...it's over....now what?  

My only recommendation to you parents...enjoy these years.  I've been following my kids for 20 years from camp to camp... from leaague to league... from season to season... It always seemed like a chore...I always wondered what it would be like to have summers off...

However, I never really realized that it would actually end some day.  I see the end coming and I haven't figured out how well I'm going to handle that!  yep...we've got a couple more seasons left, but .....

As far as the IWU season...wow...33-3 or something like that.  We got beat by a team who simply couldn't miss, and a foul called on a three point shot.  Lane's effort was 'heroic' down the stretch.  I think he scored 9 straight points to give us a 4 point lead late.  It was crazy...

However, the "coolest" thing of all was the class the program had in the loss.  No meltdowns, no offical attacking...they just circled up and gave thanks to God for the opportunity.  I learn more every day that I'm around this group.  I'm so thankful both of my sons got the opportunity to be influenced by IWU.  They are better people because of it. 

Championships are never easy to win.   However, it's really about developing character and becoming a better person.... sometimes that is forgotten!

 



Thursday, June 5
Edgewood Booster Club Link

http://www.edgewoodhardwoodclub.com

Tuesday, October 7
Edgewood High School Boys' Basketball Coaching Staff

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Varsity Coach - Dave Mahurin

Assistants - Tom Weakley, Tom Anderson

Volunteer Assistant - Gary Farmer 

Freshman - Chip Coldiron