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Eisenhower NoteBook / Playoffs Round 1

Proud but not yet satisfied

It's been well-documented just how historic this season has been for Eisenhower.

The Eagles are in the playoffs for the first time in six years and have finished with at least a .500 record for the first time in seven years. It's been quite the transformation for Mike Burris' squad, who went from 2-8 in his first year at the helm to 5-5 in year two.

But if you think Burris is basking in the glow of success, you'd be wrong. For him, this team and this program can still accomplish so much more.

"It's an accomplishment to get it started going in the right direction," Burris said. "But we would have rather been a little better."

The fickle nature of a military town

It is expected that a coach knows his players by name, even if the coach just refers to players by nicknames.

But in the case of Mike Burris, you'd forgive him for knowing players just by geographical names like "Vegas" or "Virginia".

Such is the life of a coach in a military town.

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