The University of Maine Presque Isle women’s basketball team is wrapping up the first week of practice. This is the first chance that Owls new coach Doug Carter says he has enjoyed the first few days of practice and is looking forward to the season
I’m excited we have a small group we are hoping to add some young ladies from some of the other teams. We have a committed group of nine young ladies. We are really excited about what they have been doing so far lifting weights and doing conditioning.”
Carter spent the last couple of years as an Assistant Coach at Cumberland College in Kentucky working with Missy Irvin who is one of the top women’s coaches in NAIA Division One. Carter said he learned a lot over the last couple of years. Carter said he won’t get pigeonholed into a certain type of offense or defense it will depend on the players
” We are going to do whatever we need to do win games I’m also understanding that at this level you have to be awful flexible because you never know from year to year who might be coming in.”
Carter said he hopes to keep the best local players right here in the county and to mix in talent from other parts of the country
“You have to recruit locally it’s just best in term of community support and fan support. we will recruit out of our area. It’s a great school and we will look wherever we can to get the absolute best player we can.
Carter said he has one goal in mind for the future
“ We want to win national championships and i say that in all sincerity and it’s in the NCAA or in the USCAA. That is my intention and these young ladies and the gals we are bringing into our program want to do that as well.”