The day after Labor Day (Sept. 4) we had our annual Welcome Back Barbecue, but before we had the reception with our student-athletes, I joined our Head Coaches and University President Dr. Loh to take a photo at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium to kickoff our upcoming academic and athletic season. I missed the photo last year, so I made sure to be there on time and also flashed a big smile to celebrate the new year. The photo shoot took about 15 minutes as we took a number of different shots in the end zone in front of the Maryland Pride Flag. We also all posed around Testudo by the Terps' team locker room -- a different photo concept that our team photographer, Greg Fiume, had thought of prior to the photo shoot.
The best part of the photo shoot is that it provides me an opportunity to visit with each of our head coaches. As much as I look forward to getting together, I soon realize that after the barbecue celebration the next 10 months will mark a very busy yet exciting time for Maryland athletics.
You can check out a full photo galley of the event by clicking here.