Posted On: 02/15/19 12:48 AM
Preview Class AA postseason tournaments with our four part series, Can They Return?
In Part I @PrepHoopsTN looked at Tyner Academy and Stratford. In Part II we dissect Whites Creek and Hamilton.
Instability does not precede greatness often. For Whites Creek (4-24) a few shimmering moments hardly brightened a deep blue night sky. A night sky that continues to this day.
Whites Creek advanced to their tenth state tournament last spring after a parent and coach fought just a week prior. Without their Head Coach Carlton Battle WCHS still benefitted from a shocking MLK upset of undefeated East Nashville Magnet. Though Whites Creek stumbled into the state tournament in 2017-2018, despite their District 10 fourth place finish and region 5 runner-up, the Cobras did make the dance.
Under new Head Coach Rodney English Whites Creek was brutally bad from the first preseason contest. Poor teams from other districts, including Independence High, upended a talented team. The talent became disillusioned and the team lost both ambition and drive.
Outside of the four wins against unremarkable teams Whites Creek finished within ten points of three opponents.
Worse than forgettable. This season