By Bryanna Perez
Transitioning from boys to girls will be a challenge for the new varsity head coach of the Brien Mcmahon girls basketball team, Derek Sellers, as he is willing to point them in the right direction. “I'm not used to coaching girls, but i'm just going to coach them the way I know how to coach” Sellers says as he talks about his new position.
Coaching boys, Sellers does have a lot of experience and it's safe to say he knows what he's doing. “I've coached kids from elementary all the way to college. Iv coached different types of levels, structures, city teams, AAU teams, high school teams, etc, so I do have a lot of experience in coaching basketball.” Sellers even brought one of his older AAU teams, The Norwalk Blue Blazers, to Las Vegas and Coco Beach in Florida to play in some major tournaments, they even won a couple of championships.
Coach Sellers has a lot planned for the 2016-2017 season for the girls at Brien Mcmahon as he wants them to become closer and create a strong bond. “The morale is down from last year and it wasn't really together. So I want to build more of a family oriented type of environment so we can work towards our goals”
Sellers says explaining his plans on coaching the team towards success.
So what made him want to apply? Sellers tells BMHS pridetime blog “A Lot of players showed interest and confidence in me that I could help them become a better team and build a better program, ” mentioning , “I'm here to do anything for the kids.”
“I'm very excited and kind of nervous” Sellers says with a big smile on his face.
Looks like those pre game butterflies are kicking in early.