Sorry about your friend.I thought I would be hanging it up when DD aged out 12 years ago. Then a buddy of mine had a team with his DD on it so he asked me to consider helping him out. I thought do I really want to do this again? I went deep down and the answer I came up with was yes, yes I would. We had 3 really good years together. Then unfortunately he developed stage 4 colon cancer and passed on. I promised him I would carry on and as the team aged out I got asked to coach HS softball and that's where I remain 8 years later.