The Story of Coach W

The Story of Coach W

Postby CoachWood » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 pm

A former high school role player, Coach W was always interested in the strategic and management sides of the game of basketball. A native Virginian, Coach W has been inspired by Tony Bennett's turn-around job at the University of Virginia and decided to quit his full time job at the age of 28 to follow his passion and become a high school basketball coach. After seven years of building one of the top high school programs in the state, Coach W has decided to go all-in on his dreams of becoming a big time college basketball coach. Several small D-II and D-III colleges and larger high school and prep programs had been courting Coach W for the past several years, but he finally received an offer that seemed appealing enough to take the leap.

Coach W will join the Longwood Lancers as their new head coach, effective May 1, 2019. He brings a staff of former high school coaches made up of Marty McGillan - the player development guru, Austin Shaver - the recruiter, and Donovan Williams - a generalist with a tilt towards recruiting. Together, these four will try to elevate the Longwood program from the doldrums of the Big South.

The 2019-2020 Longwood Lancers are anchored underneath by Senior PF Marcus Neely, Freshman PF Erik Green, and Senior SF Jermaine Hanson. Senior SG Isaac Paben and Senior PG Paul Lilley round out the lineup for the Lancers.

2019 - 2020 Longwood Lancers Roster

PG 6-2 186 lbs FR Bill Broadnax
PG 5-10 164 lbs SR Paul Lilley
PG 6-5 204 lbs JR Todd Marshack
PG 6-4 192 lbs FR Matt Prescott
SG 6-0 177 lbs SO Michael Everhart
SG 6-4 176 lbs SR Isaac Paben
SG 6-0 208 lbs SO Derek Smith
SF 6-6 242 lbs SO Ray Herbert
SF 6-4 197 lbs SR Jermaine Hanson
SF 6-6 230 lbs JR Bobby Jones
PF 6-7 216 lbs FR Erik Green
PF 6-10 222 lbs SR Marcus Neely
C 6-9 261 lbs SR Kwame Williams
C 6-9 263 lbs JR Jim Braxton
C 6-8 276 lbs SO Darren Tuck
CoachWood
Junior Member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:43 pm

Longwood Schedule Released

Postby CoachWood » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:42 am

Longwood's schedule for the 2019-2020 season has been released.

11/16 vs. Drexel
11/19 @ Wake Forest
11/23 vs. Chattanooga
11/26 vs. Charleston
11/30 @ #23 Arkansas
12/3 @ St. Peter's
12/7 @ Virginia Commonwealth
12/10 @ Princeton
12/14 vs. UC-Irvine
12/21 @ Fordham
12/28 @ Boston College
1/2 vs. High Point*
1/4 @ South Carolina Upstate*
1/6 vs. NC Asheville*
1/11 @ Hampton*
1/13 @ Campbell*
1/16 vs. Presbyterian*
1/23 vs. Radford*
1/27 @ Gardner Webb*
1/30 vs. Charleston Southern*
2/1 @ Winthrop*
2/3 @ High Point*
2/6 vs. South Carolina Upstate*
2/8 @ NC Asheville*
2/15 vs. Gardner Webb*
2/20 @ Presbyterian*
2/22 vs. Campbell*
2/27 @ Radford*
3/1 vs. Winthrop*

* denotes Big South conference game

There are big expectations for Longwood this year, with the rumor that the Longwood board has set Coach W's season goal to be winning the conference championship. That's certainly a tall ask of a new coach inheriting a team that has struggled to place in the top half of the conference in recent years.

As of today, November 6, 2019, several teams have announced new recruiting signees. Longwood has had a tougher go of it, offering and revoking several scholarships and seeing several rumored targets end up at other teams. With 5 scholarships available, it would seem that recruiting should be a high priority for Coach W. Rumor has it that 1* PG prospect Bo Romano of Mt. Pleasant High School in Delaware has been offered by Longwood and that Longwood is currently considered the front runner. We have also received word that Longwood has recently extended offers to 2* SF prospect A.J. Guinn of Tygarts Valley in West Virginia, 2* PF Larry Mitchell of Western Branch in Chesapeake, VA, and 2* PF Matt Taylor of Pound, VA.
CoachWood
Junior Member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:43 pm

Re: 9/16/2019 Longwood vs. Drexel

Postby CoachWood » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:51 am

The Longwood Lancers started the season off at home against the Drexel Dragons. The starting lineup for the Lancers is below.

Name Pos Year
T. Marshack PG JR
I. Paben SG SR
J. Hanson SF SR
M. Neely PF SR
K. Williams C SR

The Lancers got off to a hot start despite their star player Marcus Neely picking up two early fouls. The score at half was Longwood 45, Drexel 29. Bobby Jones and Kwame Williams had big first halfs, scoring most of their points during the period.

The second half saw the scoring more evenly spread, and Drexel's defense stepped up to hold Longwood to only 26 second half points. However, it wasn't enough as Longwood went on to win 71 - 60.

After the game Coach W was available for a few questions.

Q: Coach, what was it like coaching in your first collegiate game?
A: It was definitely an exciting experience. I'm glad we were able to get the W. We had strong support from our fans and that's great. We're going to need it this year as we continue to work towards our goal of winning the conference.

Q: Were there any surprises out there today?
A: Yea I was pleasantly surprised by Kwame Williams game tonight. We had no doubt that Kwame had it in him, but it was great to see him get out there and prove it. We're going to need a lot from our seniors this season and Kwame did a great job of setting the tone for the season with his performance tonight.

Q: We saw a lot of Erik Green early tonight, was that part of the plan or due to Neely's foul trouble?
A: Well that was mostly due to Neely's foul trouble. We had hoped to get Erik a decent amount of time, but he is still picking up the system obviously, with this game being his first collegiate appearance and all. He did a great job though, so we'll try to find him more minutes in future games as well.

Box Score:

Longwood Lancers

Pos Name Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS +/-
PG T. Marshack 27 2-7 0-1 4-4 0 6 6 4 1 2 2 1 8 +9
SG I. Paben 21 4-5 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 4 2 0 3 2 8 +8
SF J. Hanson 26 2-4 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 5 +10
PF M. Neely 21 5-9 0-1 1-3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 11 +6
C K. Williams 21 3-8 0-0 6-7 2 5 7 3 3 3 0 0 12 +14

PF E. Green 18 1-2 0-0 5-6 0 5 5 1 0 0 1 2 7 +5
PG P. Lilly 16 3-4 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 7 +6
SG M. Everhart 14 2-7 1-3 2-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 3 7 -1
C J. Braxton 13 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 -7
SF B. Jones 13 2-3 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 6 +1
C D. Tuck 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 +4
SF R. Herbert DNP
SG D. Smith DNP
PG M. Prescott DNP

Drexel Dragons

Pos Name Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS +/-
PG J. Watson 29 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 2 5 -17
SG E. Carroll 23 3-6 2-4 3-4 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 4 11 -4
SF M. Givens 27 4-7 2-4 2-2 1 6 7 3 0 0 2 2 12 -6
PF K. Bartow 31 3-5 0-0 3-6 0 5 5 1 0 0 2 3 9 -14
C J. Allen 29 5-13 0-0 2-3 2 5 7 1 0 0 1 2 12 -7
-17
SG J. Thompson 19 1-6 1-5 3-4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 6 -4
SG C. Daniels 13 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 1 5 1 0 -4
SF R. Marek 13 0-1 0-1 3-4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 -2
C H. Lloyd 11 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 +0
PF S. Leath 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 +3
PG C. Burris DNP
SF J. Floyd DNP
SF D. King DNP
SF D. Langhi DNP

* PS - If anyone has tips about how to better format tables please let me know!
CoachWood
Junior Member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:43 pm

Re: The Story of Coach W

Postby jksander » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:19 pm

If you lay your tables out in Courier New, add spaces to line the columns up properly, and then copy / paste them inside of code brackets on here ( [ code ] [ / code ]) then it should show nicely, like in my coaching thread.
User avatar
jksander
Elite Member
 
Posts: 6060
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:21 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Re: The Story of Coach W

Postby jksander » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:25 pm

Example:

Code: Select all
Pos Name        Min  FG   3PT  FT   OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO  PF  PTS  +/-
PG  J. Watson   29   2-4  1-3  0-0  0    2    2   2   0   0   5   2   5    -17
SG  E. Carroll  23   3-6  2-4  3-4  0    2    2   3   2   0   0   4   11   -4
SF  M. Givens   27   4-7  2-4  2-2  1    6    7   3   0   0   2   2   12   -6
PF  K. Bartow   31   3-5  0-0  3-6  0    5    5   1   0   0   2   3   9    -14
C   J. Allen    29   5-13 0-0  2-3  2    5    7   1   0   0   1   2   12   -17
SG  J. Thompson 19   1-6  1-5  3-4  0    1    1   0   0   0   2   1   6    -4
SG  C. Daniels  13   0-4  0-0  0-0  1    1    2   2   0   1   5   1   0    -4
SF  R. Marek    13   0-1  0-1  3-4  0    2    2   0   1   0   0   1   3    -2
C   H. Lloyd    11   1-3  1-3  0-0  0    1    1   0   0   1   0   2   2    +0
PF  S. Leath    1    0-0  0-0  0-0  0    0    0   0   0   0   0   1   0    +3
PG  C. Burris   DNP
SF  J. Floyd    DNP
SF  D. King     DNP
SF  D. Langhi   DNP
User avatar
jksander
Elite Member
 
Posts: 6060
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:21 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Return to DDS: College Basketball Dynasty Reports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests