Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 12, 2012

Meredith taking Metcalfe County back to basics

GLASGOW — Brett Meredith knew when he took over the Metcalfe County High School basketball program last year, there would be some work to be done. Meredith, the talented former Lindsey Wilson College standout, took over the Hornet team, bringing in a lot of energy and excitement.

But the 2011-12 season was a real learning process for not only the Hornets, who had to get accustomed to Meredith’s philosophy, but it was also a learning process for Meredith about coaching at the high school level.

“We had to break some things down last year,” said Meredith. “I learned a lot as a coach last year, as far what to expect and what happens if you expect too much early. I came in straight out of the college game, thinking I could put in my X’s and O’s and gameplans to give us a leg up. But I realized we weren’t ready for that stuff yet.

“So when I got the guys together for open gym this spring and through the summer, we worked on fundamentals. Even to this point, some two weeks before the season opener, we’ve put in only three sets so far. And we did that because we’re focusing on dribbling, catching, proper techniques. And in addition to that, we’re also focusing on defense and rebounding. That’s where we really got beat down last year.”

For more information, see Tuesday's edition of the Daily Times.

 

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