The Alberni District Secondary School senior girls basketball team has a coach, they’ve had their first practices and even have their first game scheduled.
ADSS teacher Al Seredick, who helped coach the junior boys last year, is the new senior girls coach. Seredick was originally slated to coach the junior boys again this year but stepped up to coach the senior girls team after a coach couldn’t be found for them.
Seredick formerly coached the Armada senior boys team before stepping away to spend more time with his family. He formerly played with the Armada. He was part of the vaunted team that played for the Totem championship against a Saint Michaels University School squad that included now NBA Los Angeles Laker Steve Nash.
Former senior girls coach Greg Freethy is taking a hiatus from the game to spend more time with his young family.
Senior girls practices started two-per week practices on Tuesday. The team forwent full tryouts after an interest meeting only garnered 11 players. Their first game is scheduled in two weeks.
Meanwhile, the schools other teams have been hard at it.
The school dipped into the community ranks for someone to coach the junior boys team. The senior boys team is being coached by Neelam Parmar. The junior girls teams is being coached by Brian Laviolette.