UMaine’s new males’s basketball coach needs to return the group to successful kind

ORONO, Maine — When Chris Markwood arrived on campus earlier this 12 months, the very first thing he did was meet along with his new gamers on the College of Maine males’s basketball group.

As a participant on the College of Maine and as an assistant coach at Boston School, Markwood has gone by way of teaching modifications and is aware of how the gamers really feel to be engaged on their recreation without having somebody in cost. Markwood needed to let the gamers know he was able to work.

“Very first thing I needed to do once I received up right here was get across the guys,” Markwood mentioned. “It’s a very laborious transition once you’re coping with a coach transferring on or getting let go… The gamers which can be right here get left within the mud. I needed to get in entrance of them and inform them my imaginative and prescient for this system. Allow them to know that I’m right here for them, regardless. Whether or not they have been going to remain or go. I needed to simply wrap my arms round them and assist them out and stabilize the state of affairs as a lot as I may.”