ed. note : Annville-Cleona recently named Jason Coletti as the new head coach. Coach Coletti shared some thoughts with LLhoops. Enjoy!
1) Can you give llhoops followers your background? Coaching playing etc?
I went to Lebanon H.S. where I played and graduated in 1994. I played my freshmen year at Kutztown University before transferring and playing at Lebanon Valley College. I have been a Head Varsity Coach for 10 years. 6 Years with the Manheim Central Girls Program (1005-2011) and 4 years with the Ephrata Boys Basketball Program (2011-2015).
2) Have you had a chance to meet and work with your new team? If so or not, what are the plans for the rest of the summer?
I have only been the Head Coach at AC for a week and have only had two workouts so far. I have only met a few of the players and looking forward to getting all the players in the gym real soon! The players I have been able to meet so far have had great effort and I am excited about for the future. My plan is to try to get us into a team camp this summer so we can get to know one another. This is especially important this year since we are behind for the summer and we need to get everyone on the same page. We are not in any summer leagues so we will be offering plenty of time in our gym this summer.
3) What style can we expect the Dutchmen to play next season?
I prefer to play an up tempo style of basketball. However, this will all depend on the personnel we have this year which is why we need to ensure everyone is attending our off-season activities.
4) What are your thoughts on being in section 5 in the LL? Have you had any trouble filling out your schedule?
From what I understand, our schedule is set for next season. As for the sections, we will just focus on our section and not worry about how many sections there. We will work to get better each day and hopefully after league play, we will be right there.
5) Looking to the future, what goals do you have for the program?
Our immediate goals for the program, our to promote basketball to get the best athletes in our school out for basketball and to develop our elementary program. We need to ensure we are developing players at an early age. I am excited about the future of our program because of the young players who have already been in the gym. They work hard and we have some very athletic underclassmen.