Laughter and tears intertwined while many reminisced during a special tribute for a one-of-a-kind coach Saturday night. Everyone at Anne Yardley Caldwell's home came to honor Dan Glenn for his 25 years and 50 seasons of coaching boys' and girls' volleyball at Newport Harbor High.
Many spoke with great fondness of memories, talking about all the greatness, and comedy and lessons that unfolded throughout the years. And while they spoke of the past, more memories were being created during this one special night for Danny Glenn. This certainly wasn't any type of retirement party. He's in his 25th year and ready to coach some more.
This week there are Sunset League matches against Edison and Huntington Beach. Glenn will try to keep his boys' team undefeated in league play. But Saturday night, strategies and scouting reports were left at the office.
It was time to pay attention to each speaker that came to the microphone. They each had something different, something funny and something poignant to say about Glenn.