by: Michael Cade, Coach Garet Luebbert is the head coach of the Sandy High School boys soccer team.

Sandy High School boys soccer coach Garet Luebbert coached the boys to their first win, a 2-1 victory over Reynolds on Thursday, Oct. 9. He recently answered some of The Sandy Post's questions via e-mail.

Q: What's the most challenging part of coaching soccer in the Mount Hood Conference?

A: (The conference) has multiple well-coached teams that compete at the state level every year. Although most years the conference may not match up with some of the leagues on the West side, soccer is one of the more popular sports in East County.

Q: What do you like best about working in the Sandy community?

A:The school district is full of excellent teachers and administrators at all levels, and I am frequently overwhelmed by the generosity and support of parents, local businesses, and other community members. Not to mention, it's great being so close to the mountain because I love to ski.

Q: What are some of the more difficult aspects of being a coach at Sandy?

A: Like many other coaches, we have to deal with a lot of things that can make coaching more difficult such as fund-raising, facility maintenance and availability, and weather. In addition to this, it is very challenging being in a small community and having a very small 6A high school that competes against much larger schools with more money, better facilities, and more athletes.

Q: Which boys soccer players have surprised you the most this year with their development?

A: Here are just a few: Peter Albright, Brennon Nelson, Mitch McKague, Chris Davis, Johnny Froehlich, and Taylor Hildebrand.

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