One of my favorite memories about Dan Glenn took place December, 2009.
Moments after the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team won the CIF State Division I title, the coach stressed to me that the victory wasn't about him. I mean it was genuine. He really didn't want me to focus on him.
He actually seemed a bit bothered that I was asking more questions about him. That's Danny, always wanting the spotlight to be on his players, or his "kids," as he usually calls them.
But for at least one night, all of the attention will be on Danny. That's because a special party is being thrown for him on April 2. Starting at 6 p.m. all of the coach's close friends and former players will celebrate Danny's 25 years of coaching and 50 seasons.
Yes, for the past 25 years Danny has been coaching the boys' and girls' volleyball teams at Newport Harbor. He has coached girls' teams to seven CIF section titles and five CIF state championships, as well as boys' teams to two CIF section titles.