Hello Mustang Community,
Open gyms have been packed with future Mustang players, summer tournaments are progressing well with two more weekends to go, summer basketball camp is June 10-14, but the big news is that several coaching changes have occurred and I would like to take a few moments to bring everyone up to date as to our basketball program.
A most gracious and heartfelt thank-you to Coach Thompson, Coach Humphreys and Coach Johnson for their years of service and dedication to the Eagle Basketball Program, they will be truly missed. On the basketball floor, their accomplishments are lengthy and far more importantly, is their contribution to our kids and community. Dan, BJ and Bud have given great dedication to our players, not only in the realm of basketball, but life skills and if and when you see them, please give them a big thank-you.
Personally, I don’t know what I would have done without their input and insight. I am so grateful I was able to get to know them and their families and I wish them the best in their future endeavors. All of them brought special skills that only enhanced our entire program. They will be missed. Coaches, please do not be strangers to our gym.
As we bid farewell, we must also welcome several new coaches to our program. John Hartz, a current math instructor at Eagle will take over the junior varsity position. John has been head coach in Mountain Home and has assisted at several other high schools, including Vallivue. We welcome John and his level of enthusiasm and knowledge, knowing he will do a great job with the kids and his role in advancing the basketball program.
Jeff Ranstrom will be working with us through the summer, working specifically with the freshmen and sophomores. If you recognize the name, Jeff was a former player at Eagle, is currently finishing up his Master’s Degree and has taken a Social Studies job at Eagle. He has jumped right in to working with our players at open gym and look forward to his future contributions.
At the varsity level, Cody Larsen will continue as my assistant working primarily with the defense. His knowledge and perspectives have given the program and specifically the defense, a new and exciting look for 2013-2014.
Thank all of you for your support, again, my best wishes and a big hug to Dan, BJ, and Bud – and – welcome to John and Jeff.