It just means more for John Tremmel.
The Baytown Sterling tennis coach is currently leading his team to school history, advancing to the Regional Semis in the UIL postseason for team tennis.
What makes it so personal?
Tremmel played tennis at Sterling High School. So did his sister. So did his wife.
"It's a whole different experience to coach the school you used to play for," he said. "Being from Baytown and playing for Sterling makes it easy to get up in the morning and coach these kids. It's Sterling pride. It's just a different attachment and I feel like I'm paying it forward."
So, who is carrying the baton for Sterling in 2020?