As his first year of coaching begins, Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball coach Scott Bauer is looking forward to see where this season leads the team.
“I’m probably learning more than they are,” Bauer said, “but it’s exciting to get back into basketball, since in college I played football.”
Bauer said he hopes that the team gets more aggressive as the season goes on.
“Our goals as a team is to become more competitive,” Bauer said, “and hopefully get more wins than we have in the past.”
Bauer is not the only one new to the team this year; the team is chock full of brand new lady Warriors.
“We have a lot of newcomers this year and there are a few girls in there who haven’t played before,” Bauer said, “but we’re working hard and will hopefully grow.”
Players who will be seeing a lot of court time this season include seniors Katy Benson and Cheyene Shaw, and juniors Anna Lubbers, Maloroy Harris, Katie Charles, and Jory Reives. Elena Niccone, a foreign exchange student from Italy, also will be a new addition to the team.
Although it’s his first year as head coach, Bauer isn’t showing any first-time coaching jitters.
“I’m feeling confident,” Bauer said. “I’m excited and I think the girls are excited. It’ll take some time but I think we’re getting there.”