We are excited to share a guest post, written by Corry Carter-Irvin, a 2009 Elgin Sports Hall of Fame inductee for her exceptional basketball career.  You can read more about her career achievements here.

Corry has had a long and successful basketball coaching career, most recently as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for Mississippi State University.

There’s an energy this time of year.  Anticipation. Excitement. School’s in session (or close)! Student-Athletes and Coaches are all feeling this kind of energy this time of the year.

It sounds like MSU Women’s Basketball and Corry Irvin have a lot to be excited about. Good luck this season, ladies! #hailstate

“…We grew on the basketball court in ways that numbers don’t depict. I can see our growth in just the eight weeks from this summer. It’s funny, as coaches we like to say we are a team on the first day of practice. The truth is, it’s the first day, and just because you are on a team doesn’t mean you are a team. Becoming a team takes time and work. When we started our summer session, the goal was to get better. No crazy slogans or billboard thoughts…”

Read Corry’s full blog here.