“Third time’s a charm” is what some people would call it. Saddleback head basketball coach Andy Ground has grown out a full head of hair and most are saying it is because of his recent state championship. Ground, who has been bald most of his adult life, suddenly has established a mane. This astounding discovery has made many around Ground astonished and amazed.
A couple of weeks ago Ground was celebrating his third state championship with Saddleback’s basketball team. The Gauchos faught hard in both “Final Four” which included an overtime victory against Canada College and a three-point victory over East Los Angeles College.
Coach Ground loved his team’s performance and had this to say about his boys and the opposition.
“It feels pretty good! The guys really battled hard and the other team was a really good opponent,” Ground said.
Now, two weeks or so later Ground has grown out some fibers of hair. It is unheard-of in this day in age and many of his colleagues had words to say about it.
Saddleback head basketball coach Andy Ground (bald, middle) has grown hair after winning his third state championship. (Saddleback Sports Information)
“I can’t believe something like this could happen,” assistant to the assistant equipment manager Tom Phelps said. “It isn’t necessary to a bad thing though.”
Another admired coach on Ground’s staff had some things to say about this happening.
“I think it is a sign of God,” head of mascot security Joseph Graves said. “It is absolutely ridiculous that this could happen, but I am happy for Andy.”
For Ground, this cannot be the worst thing in the world. Yeah, it is kind of weird, but Ground has hair now! He has not had fur on his head his entire tenure as Saddleback’s head coach of men’s basketball and next year he will! That is amazing.
Ground with now assistant coach Perry Webster. (Saddleback Sports Information)
Will this translate into another great season next year? Will this mean an undefeated season? Will this mean his fourth state championship next season? I guess everyone will find out next fall when the Gauchos try and defend their championship.
“I sure hope this means more championships for Saddleback,” longtime fan Dan Williams said. “I can’t wait for next season.”