Darnell came my second year as the director of basketball operations. Him coming in and hanging out with the guys, we became pretty close and we’ve gotten even closer this past year ever since I’ve been at Brownsburg. Darnell was one of the people I talked to when deciding if being a high school coach head coach was something I wanted to do because he had done that before… He helped me with those first steps of building a program and showed me some of the stuff he did.
JW: How difficult was it to tell your team that you were leaving?
RN: It was awful. It was no question one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life. Having to tell a group of guys that I love, that I spent all my time for a whole year, telling them I had to leave was really difficult. They know that I love them and I told them, ‘anything I can do from you from here on out I will try and do my best’ and they know that. Hopefully they believe that, they can rely on me and I’m here for them in whatever capacity they need. It’s really hard, there’s no question that it’s the hardest part about taking another job is leaving those guys.
I know that they are going to be successful moving forward. I’m excited about coach Lynch being hired at Brownsburg and what they are going to do. They know that I’ll be the biggest Brownsburg basketball fan in the country. I just won’t be able to do it from the sidelines.
JW: What do you think it said about the coaching job you did a Brownsburg in your first year to be offered a Division I coaching position?