Team Mahurin: Welcome

Team Mahurin Basketball

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Welcome to the Coach Mahurin web page.  As many of you are aware, I am now the head coach of the Edgewood Mustangs.  I'm thrilled to be back in coaching and at Edgewood!

I'll use this page to cover our squads and keep readers informed about the Mustangs, my kids, other former players, and whatever else comes to mind.

I was most recently the basketball coach of the Rockville Rox and have been the coach at South Vermillion, Adams Central, and an assistant at Martinsville (IN).  I've also led the Pacesetter Select and Spiece Central AAU teams.  

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



Thursday, November 27
Great Start

Sorry this has been delayed a little.  We are still learning how to best use technology some.  The format here is  going to change some for longtime readers...I'll skip the story of the game.  The Bloomington Herald Times does a great job covering us so feel free to read there.  I'll spend most of my time with comments and expectations.

First....what a nice win.   No, I'm sure BNL has had better teams....but the same cast of characters beat us pretty soudly last year.  Next...what a turn around from the scrimmage game!  It looked like we actually had a strategy; we took care of the basketball; and we passed the ball!  Very nice!

I was really pleased with our mental focus.  Aside for about around 4 possessions when we went brain dead, there was focus.  We made pretty good decisions.  We turned the ball over only 6 times and had more assists (8) than turnovers. The assist rate is still somewhat low, but our style of play limited them somewhat.

Along with turnovers my other big concern during the scrimmage was shot selection.  It was much better in the BNL game, but we still don't get it completely.  I don't want any contested shots, and that's a big change from what we want to do.  I believe in ball movement and working to get open looks...wide open looks!

We won the reboundng battle 23-21.  Our changing defenses caused some problems, and we executed defensively fairly well.  We had around 7 defensive possessions that we'll look at closely in film so that we can avoid breakdowns in the future.  Our breakdowns all could be solved with better comunication between players.  A little talking goes a long way.

I guess I should add the word poise to the list of positives.  We got poor starts at the start of the game and second half.  However, we didn't rollover...that's a big step.  We also made free throws and handled the end of game situation well.

Now....what to improve.  Our bigs struggled with the corner closeout... getting beat off the bounce too often.  We still took some contested shots, especially early in the game.  Our out-of-bounds plays were ragged; they need crisp execution.  We need to work on post entry, figuring out when, how and where to deliver the ball inside.  Defensive lunging must be eliminated, and our wing drops in our press got exposed a couple times.

Obviously there are a ton of things we could improve upon as well, and we have a long way to go.  However, what a good start!!  We have a little time this week to address fundamental skills and then we're off to Bloomington North and Greenwood Christian (who also opened with a win).

Thanks to the fans for their great support Tuesday night.  We hope to keep playing as hard as we can. 



Thursday, November 27
BNL Box

Edgewood 49 - BNL 45

Player, Total Field Goals (3 point FG), Free Throws, Points, Rebounds, Assists, Turnovers, Steals, Blocks

Newman  0-1 (0-1), 2-2 FT, 2 pts, 1R, 1A, 2T

Thomas  4-11 (2-6), 4-6 FT, 14 pts, 1R, 5A, 1T, 2S

Cradick  3-7 (1-5), 2-2 FT, 9 pts, 4R

Carmichael 1-2, 2-3 FT, 4 pts, 3 R, 1T, 1B

Ranard  4-8 (2-5), 10 pts, 4R, 2T

Patton  3-7 (1-1), 3-3 FT, 10 pts, 4R, 1A, 1B

Meadows  0-0, 3R, 1A 



Monday, November 24
Sunday

This Sunday is the last clean-up fundraiser day at IU.  Parents, brothers, sisters, frieinds...all are invited.  The more help...the quicker done we will be! 

Thursday, June 5
Edgewood Booster Club Link

http://www.edgewoodhardwoodclub.com

Thursday, September 18
Poem Provided By My A.D.

Here is a very cool poem (concrete style I believe) that I wish I'd seen a long time ago...

Your child's

success or lack of success

in sports

does not indicate what

kind of parent you are.

But, having an athlete

that is

coachable

respectful

a great teammate

mentally tough

resilient

and

tries their best

is a direct

relection

of your

parenting. 

-Author Unknown 



Tuesday, October 7
Edgewood High School Boys' Basketball Coaching Staff

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Varsity Coach - Dave Mahurin

Assistants - Tom Weakley, Tom Anderson

Volunteer Assistant - Gary Farmer 

Freshman - Chip Coldiron



Friday, November 14
Attention

Any player who has a cell phone and doesn't mind getting text messages, please text me with your name in the message so that I can add you to a distribution list.  I add all players to me contact list so that I can contact folks in emmergencies.

If you've texted me in the past (especially if I've responded), I should already have you.