Sahuaro assistant girl’s basketball coach Dupelia Numa retired from the Air Force after serving for 20 years. Her boyfriend, Joshua Thompson, is serving with the 455 Expeditionary Readiness Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Thompson sent the photo above to help inspire the Lady Cougars to win for his squadron.
Sahuaro (15-4) is ranked 10th in the latest AIA/MaxPreps power rankings.
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