A new day has dawned....again. Same as (but different than) the last time. Many years ago, Troy Thomas arrived from Crespi and inherited a team loaded with talent but coming off of several horrible seasons. He proceeded to win NOTHING but league championships, back-to-back CIF titles, and a state crown. And now he returns....
The cupboard is bare, but there is something in the air. How QUICKLY things turned last time, how RAPIDLY Servite ascended to dominance, including the long awaited spanking of the Monarchs. The landscape is clearly different now and the ways in which championship teams are developed has morphed. IF you will "play the game" and become a destination for mercenary athlete-students, you can get there...and you can get there quickly.
I think that they will and that Troy has the formula. Despite his relative lack of success at Crespi, I believe he (and the administration, boosters, and alumni) know what it will take and are committed to the process. And not the process of being a nice, little team that tries hard, wins non-league games, and gets taken to the woodshed during league. A team that breaks hats, is painful to play against, and WINS....all the time. He has learned from miscues of his past, including adversarial relationships and spurious decisions to hire and fire. Servite has learned from its failures and come to appreciate the value of the program and what it does for the school. And they have come to value and appreciate TROY for what he brought....something they never had before and haven't sniffed since.
It started a few weeks ago and wheels have been in motion behind the curtain. When that curtain opens, y'all better be wearing your blue blockers because the Kracken will emerged unscathed, stronger, and bloody as hell from the womb of Hades to shower down the PAIN upon all who get in her way.