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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Cardinal Couple -- Another apple falls off the Walz Coaching tree


-Monique Reid named head coach at Fern Creek


-Friday Night Crescent Hill Trolley hop

The Jeff Walz coaching mentorship legacy grows again. Lady Cards star and former Fern Creek High School All-State player Monique Reid has returned to her alma mater to take the head coaching job for the Tigers' girls basketball team.

Reid, who scored the winning free throws in Louisville's upset of Baylor in the 2013 NCAA Regional, was a four year star at Fern Creek before going to Louisville and leading the Cards in scoring her sophomore year. She was All-State her junior and senior years at Fern Creek and many felt she should have received Kentucky Miss Basketball in 2008...former teammate Tia Gibbs (Butler) narrowly beat her out.

Reid is the only Louisville WBB player to play in two national championship title games...she was a starter on the 2009 squad that made it to the title game in St. Louis. 

Despite knee difficulties, Reid played an essential role in Louisville's run to the championship game in 2013...averaging 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.

According to Mo, she's ready to go:

"Organization-wise, I feel like I'll be ready for that. If you can play for Coach Walz for five years, you can do anything. There will be some nerves but I'm ready."

Will she be a "Walz Jr." on the sidelines?

"I can't scare off the kids just yet. Definitelywhen it comes to X's and O's, he's the best. He has a good personality and can be a goofy guy. I think I have a little bit of both sides in me."

Reid is the second ex-UofL WBB player to hold the Fern Creek job in the past three years. Candyce Bingham coached the Tigers in the 2011-12 season. Rick Laemmle took over the reins in 2012-13 when Bingham return to join Walz's staff. The Tigers were 11-18 last year under Laemmle.

We wish Mo the best in guiding the Tigers. She knows the game, she knows the area and she knows what it takes to win. Reid will also serve as a substitute teacher while completing her master's at UofL. 


Saturday brings yet another live broadcast of Crescent Hill Radio's production of CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO! We've got a good show planned for you with part two of Jeff McAdams interview with UofL head volleyball coach Anne Kordes. We also have Jenny's recruiting updates, news on UofL women's golf and a great interview with a lifelong Cardinal sports fan.

Believe it or Don't returns today and I've got a quiz for Jenny and Jeff that you can take as well.
Toss in a few guest appearances from Bud Goode, Sal Monella and Don Paulie and the hour will be over before we know it.

Listen live at or catch the post-production version after the show at:


Another great evening at the Friday Night Trolley Hop on Frankfort Avenue! There was live music in front of the Crescent Hill Studios from Phourist and Won't Go Quietly and both these bands were fantastic.

I've got a little clip of Won't Go Quietly I'll play on the radio show today. I dig these guys the most! Unfortunately I got there during Phourist's closing song but they are excellent.

You can check out both bands on Facebook and I highly recommend that you do. Great local music, original songs and driving energy.



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