Father and son face off as opposing coaches

Published: Nov. 29, 2018 at 12:15 AM EST
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For most families, just getting through Thanksgiving is a victory in itself. Then, you have a month before you have to see anyone again for Christmas.

But not for the Squibb family from Elkhart. Thursday was a battle between father and son.

The North Side eighth-grade boys basketball team hosted Pierre Moran Wednesday afternoon. It also marks the first time North Side head coach Brandon Squibb faced off against his father, Jay.

Jay used to be an official but became a head coach this season.

For the Squibb father-son duo, there is no bad blood.

“It means a lot,” Brandon Squibb said. “It's actually really cool, because he was the one that coached me when I was a kid growing up and the enthusiasm that he had I've kind of taken into my coaching.”

“It's just kind of special to be here, let alone be able to be a coach against my son,” Jay Squibb said. “It's just a great time. And we razz each other, but we do love each other, and that's what it's all about.”

The pair did not make a bet for the game, but the winner received bragging rights for the rest of the year.

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