The Jamestown Eagles High School girls basketball team will have a new head coach heading into this upcoming season.
Melvin Myers was named the new head coach for the girls team. The team will look to bounce back in the winter after a tough season last year, when it finished the season with a record of 2-21.
Before coming to Jamestown, Myers coached basketball at Jefferson City High School.
Myers said he thinks there is a chance for the team to have a good season with the players he has returning.
“I was able to watch film on the young ladies and I see what they have, and I think we could have a pretty good season with the young ladies I have to work with there,” Myers said.
Myers said, so far, he is trying to get the team used to playing the way he wants them to play.
“We are trying to get the culture the way I want it to be,” Myers said. “We talked about our core values that we have that we are trying to live by and so far, the young ladies have been buying into it. I am just trying to get them to play the way I have envisioned for them to play.”
Playing together and as a team are going to be focuses on this year. Myers said the team will also work on putting pressure on its opponents and will attack more.
“More of an attacking mentality on offense on everything we do and on defense,” Myers said. “Making people not feel comfortable is what our goal is.”
When it comes to coaching basketball, Myers said he likes making an impact on his players.
“I like making an impact on young people,” Myers said. “I coach a lot of sports. I am also the head track coach at Jefferson City High School. My goal is to try to make an impact on the young people, a positive impact. That is what I enjoy from coaching, that is why I do what I do.”