The Catalyst

Coaching Changes Bring New Intensity Into Harrison Basketball

Jay Abner

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There is a sense of energy in the Harrison boy’s basketball program and it’s much due to coaching staff changes that occurred over the summer. Coach Wilson was the previous varsity head coach, but he had to resign over the summer. The new head coach Jarrell Hogan (Coach Rell) was an assistant last year and has now stepped into the head coach position.

This isn’t the only coaching change. Coach Troy, who was the freshmen head coach, is now the JV head coach and varsity assistant. Also, Coach Boog and Coach Lance have joined the coaching staff over the off season looking to help Harrison win some games and lose the reputation of a “football school.”

Coach Hogan went to Cass Tech High School and Detroit Murray Wright and earned PSL honors and a 2002 Gridiron great induction. He went on and played football and basketball in Virginia and won Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and a host of other awards.

His highest honor in his eyes is the Dr. Lukinda award he won in 2007-2008, which recognizes him as the best on the court and in the community at his university.

He has three sons and in his free time he likes to spend time with his family and maybe play a little video games. When asked about his expectations for this season he said, “ That we have a great season ahead of us and that we will surprise a lot of people.”

Senior Jarvis Smith said ” The coaches we have this season make us work hard and teach us how to play basketball the right way.”

The basketball team is looking forward to a successful season after a long off season full of hard work and training.

Senior captain Shaun Nelson said he is most excited about “having fun with his teammates senior year and killing North Farmington and Farmington.”

When Senior Kenneth Wesley was asked about what he was most excited about he said, “playing against North Farmington in our own gym because it’s about to be a packed gym and a hype game.”

There is a lot of a lot excitement surrounding this season as the varsity team looks to bounce back from a 5-16 season last year.

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Coaching Changes Bring New Intensity Into Harrison Basketball