Kerrell takes over Baker girls basketball team

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 03:24 PM.

"Any time you have a position open, you look within your staff first for the most qualified person, and I think he fits that role."

Tough defense

Kerrell described himself as a defense-first coach.

"I stress defense a lot," he said. "I'll probably stress defense more than anything.

"If you play tough defense, you get easy turnovers. If you get turnovers, you get easy buckets — and that translates into wins.”

 While he prefers an up-tempo style of play on offense, he'll match the style of play to his team’s athletes.

"I'm one of those coaches that is going to look ... at what athletes I have and adjust accordingly," he said. “I feel like I bring a pretty good amount of basketball knowledge. I've either played or coached for 20-plus years.

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