First-year coach Jesse Buck couldn’t have asked for a better first week at Woodland.
“Everyone is coachable and they work hard,” Buck said after a preseason practice. “There are no egos and everyone gets along really well.”
It makes for a welcome transition into the head-coaching ranks for Buck, who was the junior varsity coach at Washougal the past three seasons.
Buck hopes to implement a defense-first mentality at Woodland, one that is known for being “gritty and tough.”
“We want to hang our hat on the defensive end and make teams earn points in the half-court,” he said.