Posted On: 08/29/19 9:00 AM

Overton head coach Shelvie Rose has brought a new attitude, new energy and new life to an Overton basketball program that won seven games a year ago.

There are no expectations for Overton to achieve anything this upcoming season, which is fine with Rose, who was the underdog when he was the head coach at Hillcrest, a program he led to 17 wins in his first season (2009-10) before reaching 26 wins the following season (2010-11).

During Tuesday’s practice, Rose’s whistle blew each time one of his players took a bad shot or made the wrong pass, and it kept blowing each time Rose saw something that didn’t align with his standards. During his team’s workout, Rose made it clear that he wants to sweep Central and split with Memphis East, White Station and Whitehaven in district play.

That alone will give the Wolverines some hope and confidence for a possible postseason run. That’s also a positive sign to see a coach with such high expectations for a program that hasn’t had a string of success in recent years.

“I’m a firm believer in raising the bar,” Rose said. “I just believe in a 20-win season, and I see that

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