Also, the winning streak and seeing our guys be able to win seven games straight toward the end of the year.
This is a team that if you would’ve seen them in August or September, they looked completely different than they did when we finished up in February. That was the best part of my time there, just watching them grow together.
JW: As a 23-year-old, you are one of the youngest, if not the youngest, assistant coach in Division I basketball. What does that mean to you?
RN: It’s crazy to think about. But I’m just going to go down there and do my best. I’m super excited about being down there. I’ve been talking a lot to coach Graves and Darnell about our guys and the stuff that they’re doing and going through and learning about the university. I’m just excited to finally go down there and finally experience it for myself.
JW: What are your final thoughts as you prepare to leave Brownsburg and head to South Alabama?
RN: I’m just thankful. I want to thank Dr. Jim Snapp (Brownsburg Community School Corporation superintendent), Greg Hill (athletic director) and Bret Dagne (BHS principal) just for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of a great community, to be a part of a great group of kids, to learn how to be more professional in the classroom and the school, and just grow as a person and a coach.
I learned so much this year. I will forever be indebted to them and I will forever thank Brownsburg for giving me the start of my career.
However far I go, no matter what, Brownsburg will always be No. 1 so I’m just really thankful for the opportunity.