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Mike Henry takes over as Carroll basketball coach

(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 27, 2020 at 10:20 AM CDT
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"Our goal is to be the very best we can be," said Henry "When people play us and see us coming, they know they are going to have to play."

Mike Henry has been a head coach at a number of schools in the Wiregrass during his 20 year head coaching career, but now Carroll is where he will call home.

"I believe Carroll is definitely the program with those kids that are basically under the radar but boy when they get recognized, the sky is going to be the limit," said Henry.

Henry will take over the reigns of a very talented Carroll Eagles team after Raymond White was not renewed after two seasons.

"I saw the way they gelled as a unit," said Henry. "I was really impressed with how they played unified basketball, how they competed, but most of all, how they stepped up to the challenge night in and night out.They did the little things and was impressed with that."

When it comes to what kind of Eagle team we will see on the court, Henry says they're going to keep people guessing.

"We're going to take the high percentage looks all the time," said Henry. "If we can go to the cup, we're going to go to the cup and take the high percentage shot. If we need to run the break, we'll run and gun. If we need to slow it down and run half court sets, we will be glad to do that. We're going to mix it up. We're going to get after folks. We may slow it down, but we're going to do whatever it takes to give ourselves a chance to win in the end."

Due to Covid-19, Henry has yet to have a chance to talk with his players, but he's hoping they are making the most of this down time.

"I like to remind the kids, if you have a basketball at home, grab a basketball and work on your ball handling," said Henry. "Also if you have a goal, take time to shoot free throws. Things like when we were a kid and we used to stow away and and play by ourselves is going to be very important right now."

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