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‘A huge lift’
Monroe uses emotional boost from returning coach to knock off Waunakee
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Monroe assistant coach Jake Grinnell gives senior Cade Meyer some words of advice during a pause in the action of the Cheesemakers’ 62-51 win over Waunakee Jan. 14 at Monroe High School. Grinnell missed time recently following the death of his father, and Monroe head coach Brian Bassett said Grinnell’s return “was a huge lift” for the team. - photo by Adam Krebs
MONROE — The emotions in the locker room after Monroe’s 62-51 victory over Waunakee Jan. 14 were about more than just basketball. While beating a solid Division 1 team was a big deal for the seventh-ranked Cheesemakers, getting assistant coach Jake Grinnell back on the sidelines meant even more.