Team Mahurin: Welcome

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Welcome to the Coach Mahurin web page.  I am currently the head coach of the Edgewood Mustangs in Ellettsville, Indiana.  I'll use this page to cover our squads and keep readers informed about the Mustangs, my kids (Lane and Beth are still hooping it up), other former players who are in the news, and whatever else comes to mind.  

Please note that I usually blast this stuff together pretty fast, and my spell check does not work on this program (or I'm not smart enough to use it!)  There will be typos, omissions, and errors.  Please read through them.  



Friday, August 28
Some of the Most Important Basketball Traits

1.  Attitude

2.  Knowing and accepting role

3.  Ability and desire to defend 

4.  Ability and desire to take care of the ball

5.  Ability to accept constructive criticism

6.  Being a good teammate

7.  Ability to make others better

8.  Hustle/effort 



Thursday, August 27
Here's What We Need....

Now that I've been at EHS a year, and I've had a chance to observe my program as well as all the others here...there are a few things that I need to see happen to make my program work.

Please remember that there are lots of approaches coaches can take to be successful.  My way is by no means the only way, and there are those who won't agree with my setup.  However, the unifying trait of all successful basketball programs is that coaches who get their program all doing things one particular way seem to be the most successful.

Here were the biggest problems from last year:

1.  We were never really unified as a team.  There always seemed to be someone worried about playing time, touches, playing level....all individual stuff.  We had guys pouting in the locker room after wins, and then some were happy after losses.  It was more about "how did I play" than "did we win."  That can't happen. 

2.  We had little leadership.  I've been blessed over the years to have some great leaders on my teams.  These guys led by example, and nipped the individual stuff in the bud before it became a problem.  

3.  We were not very mentally tough.  We got excited to play some games, but seemed not to care at all about others.  We played scared at crunch time, and we never seemed to look forward to pressure situations.  It really amazed me how competitive we were with nearly everyone.  We competed with most all the really good teams, yet didn't blow away the weaker squads.  We also would almost always get ourselves into key possessions late, but we often failed to execute under pressure. 

4.  We seemed to burn out mentally in February. 

5.  We turned the ball over way too much.

6.  We wouldn't draw charges or dive on loose balls. 

7.  We couldn't/wouldn't apply pressure defensively

There are other things we will need to work on as well, but if we fix these areas we will be much improved.  Let's not lose focus on how close we were to being pretty darned good anyway.  We let the conference slip away with a couple poor possessions in our last game.  We beat some good teams, we knocked off perenial powers in Bedford North Lawrence and Washington.

We've done and are doing all the important things to get better.  Our summer season was great; I had kids playing all over the place.  Weight room effort is at an all time high, and skills are improved.  Players seem to understand my expectations and system.   Most importantly, it looks like we have real depth...especially on the perimeter.

Will that translate into wins?  You never really know.  How will we handle things when the chips are down?  Can our post play improve?  Will we stop being afraid to fail?  

I look forward to finding answers to these questions.  I plan to keep pounding my messages out here on this site.  I'm hopeful they are received.  I can't wait to get things going.  I really like my team! 



Thursday, August 20
Fall Basketball League Forming

Hoosier Hills Hoops - 2015 Fall Basketball League is forming.

Divisions:

Elementary Boys (Grades 1-3 and 4-5) 

Middle School Boys (Grades 6-8)

High School Boys (Grades 9-12) 

Note:  There are also girls divisions. 

Dates:

Five Sundays - September 20, 27; October 4, 11, and 18

Locations:

Bloomington North High School

Eastern Greene High School 

Cost:

Registration by September 1 - $80 per player

Registration after September 1 - $90 per player 

Team Rosters:

Posted by noon Monday, September 14 on the Hoosier Hills Hoops Web Site 

www.hoosierhillshoops.com

Information:

Players are guaranteed 9 games; two per Sunday and a single elimination tourney

All games played on Sundays

All participants given a T-shirt jersey

For more info call (812) 737-3434 or check the web site.



Edgewood Primary School Skills Clinic

I will be looking for volunteers and coaches to help conduct our first ever Primary School Youth Clinic on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 am until 11:00.

This date will change due to Fall Festival. 

More information to come asap. 



Ranard Headed to Play College Hoops

2015 Edgewood High School graduate Austin Ranard announced today that he will be attending IU Kokomo to play basketball for the Cougars this season.  Ranard, Edgewood's second leading scorer and rebounder from last year, narrowed his choices to Anderson University and IUK before selecting Kokomo.

IUK is a satellight school of Indiana University much like IUPUI, IU Fort Wayne, IU East, IU Southeast, and others.  It should be noted that IUPUI and IU Fort Wayne started as NAIA schols and have now become D1 NCAA schools.  These campuses are growing rapidly.  

IU Kokomo added athletic teams to their student programing in 2011, and last year saw them graduate their first class to go all the way through the university as basketball players.  IUK has been a college since 1932.

IUK is a member of the Kentucky Interscholastic Athletic Conference which includes the Indiana colleges of IU East (Richmond) and IUSE (New Albany).  IU Kokomo has an enrollment of 4,178 and is a member of the NAIA.

Coach Jayce Thompson leads the Cougars and the squad is made up mostly of former Indiana high school players.  Local fans may recognize Moooresville graduate Jonathon Hurt.  Last year's Cougar team went 10-20 and 4-10 in the KIAC.   The young team battled through a tough schedule that included Ball State University.

Coach Mahurin stated, "I think this is a great fit for Austin.  It's close to home and he's going to fit in nicely.  I watched IUK play last year, and they battled very hard.  Austin's ability to stretch defenses could be a great benefit."

After leading the Mustangs last season Ranard participated in two all-star games.  He led the Indiana 3A game with 18 points in Anderson, Indiana. 



Welcome...

Welcome to this web site...especially if you're a new visitor.  Here are some things you really need to know...first, the HOME/main page has all new general information (you are on that page now...by the way).  Check here often.

1.  If you're looking for ANY (including open gym) EHS basketball schedule, go to the SCHEDULES page.

2.  If you're looking for information on the old or new WIC (Western Indiana Conference), go the the WIC page.

3.  Extra general information about the Mustangs can be found on the NEWS page. 

4.  If you're looking for old Rockville High School statistics, records, and information, go to the ROX AND WRC pages. 

5.  If you're an old friend of the family and still checking this page to follow my kids, go to the IWU and/or Oakland pages for all Team Mahurin information.

6.  There are some other pages you might find interesting that are appropriately named.  Some are more updated than others. 



Edgewood Booster Club Link

http://www.edgewoodhardwoodclub.com