Monday, April 18, 2022

Mentors visit Lightning

 We had a blast we took our mentors to be to see a hockey game. Thanks to Elizabeth Frazier we were able to get enough tickets for everybody.  Many of the young adults have never attended a game so it was a treat.  Go Bolts, Go Projectuplift!

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Fall/Winter Awards Picnic

 We held our annual awards picnic at Bayhead recreation center.  We gave away trophies, healthy food and liters of water to the three teams that competed this fall and winter.  Girls volleyball and boys and girls basketball teams.  The kids had a blast.  It was nice to see all the kids participating and getting along at the park.  I want to thank Kevin and Lisa from Chemed foundation for sponsoring this event.

Go Tigers,

Coach J

Sunday, February 6, 2022

LMS Boys Basketball 2021-22

Well I started this year with Covid, just before the girls volley tryouts, and I ended the year with Covid with the boys basketball team.  We had to cancel the last game.  We had a rebuilding year and the boys to their credit, in the second half of the season, played with intensity and purpose.  We will have a spring program in basketball and volleyball, along with a volleyball/basketball awards picnic.  My take on this years LMS boys basketball team, it was a great teacher in patience and for that I am grateful!

One Love,

Coach J

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Lady Tigers

I contracted Covid so I had to delay Largo Middle Volleyball tryouts.  We could not get enough interest for a boys team but for certain that was not the same for the girls.  We must have had 30 or more little ladies trying their hearts out.   It was so hard cutting them but I always left them hope for next year or spring.  We ended up keeping 18, originally my thought was 12, but my assistant coaches, Coach Bim and Coach Christine persuaded me to keep more.  I learned so much from them, they are volleyball fanatics and I coached their son Max several years ago.  Now their daughter Sydney was a incoming 6th grader.  They asked if I needed help, I said "for sure".   We had one week of tryouts and had to play.  I held an extra long tryout to see as many ladies as possible, not good for the short term, but this year is a rebuilding year.  

We ended up losing every game but the final game of the season.   Despite losing we were getting better and by winning the last game it validated our progress.  We have a winter, spring, summer program established so it should be a lot better in the win loss column next year!

Go Lady Tigers!!!

Coach J

Final Game Win

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

PUT goes to Raptors Game


We had a lot of fun checking out the Toronto Raptors.  Thanks Tampa Bay Lightning for the tickets.  

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Clearwater Educational Boat Ride

 Last Monday we took the children on a educational boat ride to learn about nature in the Gulf.  It was very calming and fun.  We fed them afterwards.  We had a lot of extra food from Chick Fil-A so we decided to go to the bus station downtown Clearwater and feed the homeless!   Again thank you to Woodies Wash Shack(Donald Phillips) and Morgan Morgan(Scott Whitley) for sponsoring this event.  Merry Christmas to all and may 2021 be your best year yet!


Coach J


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Clearwater Aquarium


We had a blast checking out the new aquarium here in Clearwater.  We gathered at the school took the kids to the venue and feed them afterwards.  I hope the kids had a good time but for sure I did!  I highly recommend this place perfect for a family half day out!

Blessed and highly favored,

Coach J