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The Bucs' Blade

Jeremy Case returns as head coach of girl’s varsity tennis.


Engineering teacher Jeremy Case knows tennis.

After coaching varsity boys and girls tennis for a number of years, he’s collected a wide variety of team pictures decorating his classroom walls. Although the girls’ pictures feature more outdated uniforms, old hairstyles, and students that have long since graduated.

However, this spring may have a different feel.

Case will return as head coach of the girls team after a three-year hiatus due to the birth of his twin sons Elliot and Wyatt.

The team has been coached by Jamie Openlander for the past three-years and varsity players looks forward to changes Case will bring to the team.

“He seems like a really dedicated coach,” senior Meghan Hendrickson said. “I’m really excited for him to take over this year.”

Case plans to concentrate on performing in practices and emphasizing the little things.

“My expectations are very simple, that we come in every single day ready to work, ready to do what is being asked of you,” Case said.

Setting objectives are another point of significance with Case’s coaching style. His athletes are excited about Case’s hopes to inspire his athletes to fulfill their full potential.

“I believe that he (Case) will really motivate the team to strive for our goals,” senior Erin Staal said.

For Case the bottom line is that tennis is a sport he has a great love for, he wants to spread that passion to the next this generation of athletes.

“ I want my athletes to compete because they love to compete,” Case said. “Compete because it’s not about winning and losing but because they want to do their best.”

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Brianna Moynihan, Sports editor
Senior Sports Editor Brianna Moynihan, loves sports. This is her third year on staff and second year as Sports Editor. You can often find Brianna in the bleachers at any Buccaneer sporting event or competing in a number of her own athletic activities. She is a firm believer that sports are the core foundation of our society. Her list of achievements include 5 statewide Michigan Interscholastic Press Association awards, captain of the JV tennis team, head statistician for the wrestling team, a 96 percent on the 12 page AP Lang research paper, the press award at Michigan’s Girls State, and was chosen as Michigan’s Girls Nation representative. She also shook hands with President Obama. But Brianna claims her greatest achievement was beating Luke Blauvelt in a game of PIG. In the near future you will probably see Brianna on the sidelines reporting on professional sports, hopefully interviewing Eli Manning.

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