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July 11, 2014

H.S. Sports: Breedlove takes over as new Elkhart girls basketball coach

PALESTINE —

Emily Breedlove, the new girls basketball coach at Elkhart, is returning to the small-town life.

 

One of Elkhart’s newest coaches comes back to an Elkhart school that features several teams that have recently made it to the playoffs.

 

Breedlove said she’s excited to take over the girls basketball team, but ultimately knows that team chemistry won’t happen overnight.

 

“It takes a little bit of time for everyone to either adjust to the new program or for the girls to adjust to me, but I have high hopes for our season this year,” Breedlove said.

 

As for a certain playing style, Breedlove said she will find out which style best suits her athletes before she commits to anything.

 

“I don’t know what the make-up of the type of girls’ that I’m coaching yet, so knowing a certain playing style as of right now is hard to determine,” Breedlove said. “Once the girls and I get to know what each of their skill sets is, that’s when a good coach knows how to mold their team.”

 

Breedlove has been coaching for eight years now, and she said that she is looking forward to the opportunity to come back to the small-town atmosphere after working in a bigger area for the past few years.

 

“I’ve been at New Summerfield, Diboll and Tyler,” Breedlove said. “Now, I’m returning to a small town after coaching in a big town for three years, and I’m ready to get back to work. I think that I can bring a certain energy and passion to this team. I know I can bring competitiveness and just an overall sense of pride for a small-town community because I grew up in one, too. I just love the idea of where I am at right now and where I am going to be able to take this team this year.”

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