Time for a Hat

I have to either let my hair grow longer, or start wearing a hat.

For the second week in a row, I winced as I combed my hair on Sunday morning. It took a moment before I finally realized the top of my head was sunburned, because my hair has thinned enough to allow the sun through.

Another sign of aging. Not one I expected, of course.

The positive side to this?  I was in the sun all day because I was busy coaching both of my daughter’s — age 7 and 9 — soccer teams. Wins in both cases, too.

The coaching keeps me young.

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Terry Habecker Journal’s Coach of the Year

Terry Habecker Journal’s Coach of the Year


Journal Writer

This article appeared in: Sports, The Ithaca Journal, Saturday, December 23, 1978 – Page 13

Experience has mellowed Terry Habecker. The very successful Ithaca High soccer coach has let time be a teacher, and he has learned his lessons well.

Habecker guided the 1978 Little Red soccer team to a perfect 24-0 season, which it topped off a little more than a month ago by winning the first ever Class A (large schools) state championship. During the past two years, Ithaca has compiled a 46-1 record, and it will open the 1979 campaign with a 31-game winning streak still intact.

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