Special thanks to:
Ted Mendenhall and Dave Rogahn for writing such wonderful stories during the past year.
Steve DaPrato (Chabot), Eule Ford (Tyler), Geoff Jones (Santa Ana), and Arna Bontemps (Scottsdale) for opening their facilities to JCFootball.com combines and for helping to coordinate the events.
The many volunteers who helped make the combines successful in 2002, including: Dave Rogahn, Hod Rabino, the Phillips, my buddies from Shasta, Mike Daniels, Brian Donohoe, Ralph Roberts and Charlie, Dave Ogas (our national consultant!), Kevin Haslam, and many others.
Combine coaches from El Camino, Citrus, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Chabot, Tyler, Navarro, Cisco, Ranger, Palomar, San Mateo, Scottsdale, Eastern Arizona. A lot of work for not a lot of pay.
Diehard message board posters (too numerous to mention).
Robert Dos Remedios (Canyons) for running a great Strength and Conditioning board.
SIDs and statisticians throughout the country who send me their reports every week and/or maintain informational websites.
Coaches nationwide who help by providing information on their players, timely game scores, and more.
My family (Michelle, Maya, and Ryan) for supporting my efforts with JCFootball.com!
And a big-time thank you to everyone who subscribed to our JC Grid-Wire PLUS service. This was the first year for Hank Ives and myself and we surpassed every expectation! Your support is appreciated more than you know.
Gotta thank Hank Ives, who has published JC Grid-Wire for the past 43 years. Thanks for having faith and for being a friend!
It's late and Santa's on his way...I know I have forgotten to mention a bunch of people. Believe me, though, I appreciate everyone who has helped me throughout the year or who has supported the website in any way.