Local Newspaper Recognizes New MD Coaches

Source: Mater Dei Academy

Laying the foundation: 24-year-old basketball coaches finding their way at smallest of Section III schools
(credit: article from Syracuse.com by Kenny Lacy Jr.)

A local newsource, Syracuse.com, recently published an article recognizing our new coaches Aidan Carpenter and Brandon Wick, who brought their experience playing together since grade school and coaching rec league basketball last year to Mater Dei this fall.

The article states: "Their mission: Coaching Section III’s smallest school with a basketball team, with a tiny practice gym and tiny student body, all while still learning how to be coaches at the high school level."

And offers the following word from the varsity head coach:
“You can’t be a great basketball team in one year. You can’t be a great basketball team in five years,” Carpenter said. “Most really good programs have had the same coach for 10, 15, 20 years, running the same offense, going over summer leagues, going over AAU, things like that. So that’s the kind of thing I would like to encourage them to get into, especially the younger generation.”

Our vice-principal offered his encouragement: “I think they’re laying the foundation well,” Rowe said. “They’re, learning, there’s a positive vibe and it’s been great.”

See the complete article HERE. (subscription required) and check out a few pictures from the season below.

(credit: Syracuse.com article by Kenny Lacy Jr.)