Sunday, November 16, 2008

Every team should have a "piano player"

Loved this analogy from Miami (Ohio) coach Charlie Coles about Redhawks F/C Tyler Dierkers (here with Coach Coles):

"If we had a musical group, he would be the piano player. Most of the time, he's playing below the vocalist. The piano is in the background; he's never the leading vocalist. He's always doing something, but you never notice him. We're expecting him to do a few solos this year.

He understands the game on both offense and defense. He's a very unselfish player. He really has no need to prove anything, other than going out and having fun. I've never questioned his wanting to win or his place on this team. He's the perfect teammate."