My name is Austin Buchanan and I am writing to acknowledge a young lady, Jenny Poli that I have just heard is resigning her position as the Alpena High girls basketball coach.
For years I had the honor to coach against Jenny as I coached Mt. Pleasant's JV softball team and JV and varsity basketball. I came to value those contest very much because I knew Jenny would have very well prepared teams that would play the game with respect for their opponents and for the game itself.
The contests were always closely contested but always filled with the joy in the game.
I know Jenny has sacrificed much for the young ladies of Alpena giving countless hours in the summer to the youth of the city and doing so much to develop classy, confident young ladies who always represented your community in the best possible way. She will be missed greatly.
Austin J. Buchanan
Mt. Pleasant High
JV softball/Varsity basketball