People with far more knowledge than I have...Please explain the situation in Scott County. There was a time...when Scottsburg and Austin both had good solid programs.... in both Boys and Girls Basketball. In your opinion, what has happened and is there a light at the end of the tunnel for the fans of these two schools?
Scottsburgs girls have been ok but not great.They just haven't produced the talent the past 20 years like they did in the 70s,80s and early 90s.I have no idea why.It looks like things will get worse next season.
Scottsburg boys are similar to the girls.The program,for whatever reason,just doesn't produce the talent they use to.It seems like they have a decent class every other year but can't put 2 or 3 good classes in a row together.I don't see any hope with this program any time soon.
Austin's girls haven't been bad.The problem they've had the past few years is a lack of size.Like Scottsburgs girls they are going to take a serious downturn next year and the future isn't very bright from what I've seen.
Austin boys situation is a bit more complicated.They have had talent the past 6 or 7 years but most of that talent hasn't made it to their junior and senior years.One transferred,one was kicked off,several have quit to concentrate on other sports,several have just quit and one has missed 2 years with an ACL injury.Alot of the talent that stuck around has been underused or misused.One problem I had with Sibbitt is, IMO, that he didn't appreciate pure,physical ability.It was like it was a negative if you were long and could run and jump.He did ok with the 1,2 and 3 positions but he screwed the 4 and 5 positions up every year he was there.Add to this the coaching situations have been dysfunctional.One could write a book on the coaching hirings and firings the past 20 years.It's like a soap opera.Most of the things that have gone on I can't even mention on this site.As far as a light at the end of the tunnel goes,this program has a 2-3 year window to be pretty good.That is if they hire a coach that will put the best players and best athletes on the court.After that 2-3 year period it's going to be rough for awhile.