BMHS Pridetime Reporters
Hibernation is over for Darrick Eason as he steps up from being the Norwalk High Boys JV Basketball coach to the new head coach for the Boys Varsity Basketball team at Brien McMahon.
Coach Eason was born and raised in Norwalk, CT. He has much in mind for the Mcmahon Basketball team heading into the 2017-2018 season. Darrick Eason says “ My biggest goal is to bring McMahon back to the top. McMahon was always on top… and I want to bring them back there and put up some banners.”
Plans for the upcoming season have already come into commence. “The biggest thing I want to bring is togetherness, working on unity” Coach Eason said. The mentality he carries forward to the team is prosperous. Eason says “ I plan to know the players and know the team I’m working with… What makes them go, what buttons to push. I pride myself in bringing the best out of people..”
Filling the shoes of Coach Dustin was a challenge Eason was ready to take. Dustin coached the team into finishing the 2016-2017 season with a record of 14-8. The Boys qualified for the quarterfinals of FCIACS and first round of states. As the new head coach Darrick says “I’m excited to be the new head coach, I’ve coached youth sports for 20 years. I feel excited to be back home and coach in my home town. I feel honored and privileged to be at the highest position of high school basketball.”
Knowing the players on the team, Eason potentially has a leading foot for the start of the season. A key aspect Eason brings to the team is not relying on one member, but the team as a unit. “Use everyone for the system no matter who’s on the court.” says Eason.