"SEARSPORT — Coming off a winless season, the Searsport District High School girls basketball team is looking for a fresh start. And for this season's Viking squad, that will begin with a new coach.
Mel Grant, a resident of Stockton Springs, is the new girls varsity basketball coach, according to athletic director Jim McGinn. Grant replaces Amanda Pullen, who coached the Vikings for two seasons and a 3-33 record.
"This is awesome," said Grant. "This is something I've been looking forward to for a long time [to be a varsity coach]. I didn't expect this opportunity, but it's a great opportunity to get and I look forward to a challenging season, obviously. But we've got a good core of starters back and some athletic girls coming in, so we're very excited."
"I'm pleased that he'll be our new coach," said McGinn. "He's coached at lower levels and he was our volunteer assistant last year. He's very enthusiastic and he's been involved in Searsport athletics for many years both as a player and as a parent and a community volunteer.""ARTICLE FROM VILLAGE SOUP.com for more of the article go to village soup/waldo.com
This years new coach Mel Grant has a wonderful technique at coach this years lady viking.
With one official game under there belts these athletes are likely to "wake up" and realize it is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication if they want to make it to championships. These girl are a wonderful group of athletes. They also have a very large group of fans that are willing to spend the time to come out and support these girls. This was proven by last fridays "white out" of the gym.