The Southern Boone County girls’ basketball team will not be the tallest or biggest team in Mid-Missouri, and they may not be the fastest group either. New head coach Damon Wren doesn’t have his eyes set on being conference champions or finishing his first year as a 20-game winner.

SoBoCo’s new head girls Varsity Basketball coach, Damon Wren

That doesn’t mean the Eagles will roll over for opponents or has no goals set for the season. Those goals are going to be less about numbers and more about immeasurable qualities that will better the program.

“One of our main goals is obviously do better than last year, and I think we’re fully capable of doing that. I don’t want to put a number on it yet. We’re going to go game by game. We want to make headway in the districts,” Wren said.

Team unity has been a focus for him and his coaching staff in the first practices and games of the season. He’s preached getting better together and becoming a more cohesive, jelled unit. It will come with more playing time together, putting his game plan in place and not looking beyond the next game in front of them.

Which isn’t to say the Eagles lack the talent to make improved game play a priority this season. Wren believes they are still searching for an identity, but his team will be guard heavy. Freshman newcomer Jersee Wren will see significant playing time at the starting point guard position.

~ Read more in today’s Journal ~

By Briley Eilers