Erik, a sophomore at Sparkman, was approached last year by boysâ€™ junior varsity coach, David Hughes.
was doing a great job with the water so he
asked him did he
want to help the varsity team as well.
â€œHe initially told me no.
I continued asking him until one day he
was nervous at first and had to iron out some things, but he
continued to push for success,â€ Hughes said.
Erikâ€™s responsibilities as team manager include ensuring that the team is hydrated during the game, rebounding balls during practice, and being a team leader.
Itâ€™s a job that he
Working with Erik for two years, Hughes
is proud of the progress Erik has made, calling him the best water manager in the state of Alabama.