Thursday, November 12, 2015

New UIS women's basketball coach stresses versatility

New coaches bring new systems, new philosophies and new staff, and that is what Mark Kost has done with the University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball program.

The former NCAA Division I assistant will mesh the new with a roster made up mostly of returning players. Eight of 12 players were with the program last year, yet only five played on a regular basis.

“Our roster allows us to have interchangeable parts where we can move people around to different positions,” Kost said. “With our versatility, that’s how we’re going to attack the point guard position. We have three players who can man the point, and we’re going to use all of them.”

“We feel like we’re getting a fresh start,” senior Morgan Knorr said. “We’ve got a lot of the same players back, but we also have some new younger players and they seem to be getting on board with what we’re trying to do.”

UIS opens Friday against Hillsdale at the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge in Lebanon.

The article appeared online in The State Journal-Register on November 11, 2016.

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