“It was a crazy rollercoaster of a day,” said Pope Rodnoi. Though Pope’s team had a tough season, he managed to coach his team to the championship game of the playoffs. After being down at the half, the team climbed back, forced overtime and eventually won the game. “The kids were so excited, I was so excited, it just felt electric,” he said. “I felt like a kid again.” That was the end of his first season with Coaching Corps.