Over the actual offseason, longtime Lakeside head basketball teacher Jason Gould stepped down through his post, ending a marvelous 23-year run as head private coach of the Warriors. Now, the college will recognize him for a job well done.
Lakeside hosts Green Oaks Friday night in Sibley, plus in between the girls and boys games, the faculty will honor his career and accomplishments with a ceremony inside Warrior Gymnasium.
Gould’s vocation began at Central Classes in Grand Cane. Within the 1990-1991 season, the Pioneers decided to go 3-21, but that experience led to a helper coaching position at Minden High school graduation where Gould stayed on for three seasons.
In 1994, Sibley High School, not Lakeside, came calling for Gould, and a lovely relationship began. During that first season, Gould and the Warriors acquired 31 games, brought house a district title and made a good run to the state semifinals.
Along the way, Lakeside makes 13 playoff appearances and appear within a more final four, earning 350 games under Gould’s tutelage. The numbers are even more striking for those who were present to watch the quality of basketball played during the late 1990’s – early 2000’s. Matchups in Warrior Gymnasium against Minden, Springhill, Evangel, Doyline and also other thriving programs of the time ended up considered must-see.
Gould coached two participants, T.J. Carpenter and Jermaine Wallace , so that you can Division I Universities. You might remember Wallace for hitting the game-winning hit in Northwestern State’s thrilling distressed of Iowa in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.
Gould is still hanging around the particular halls and gymnasium around Sibley, helping mentor the current scalp coach of the Warriors, Marlon McDaniel, who seem to played under Gould himself with 2006-2009 and assisted Gould for the past not one but two seasons.
McDaniel couldn’t quit gushing over Gould’s leadership and willingness that will help anyone for the betterment regarding Lakeside’s hoops program.
“Though it’s been just under 10 years since Coach Gould coached me personally, it seems like last year,” McDaniel reported. “I can remember him pushing us to go harder every day; He could be still coaching me. At any time I need advice or a various point of view he’s there to give it. We talk often and that i feel a little wiser following each time- It’s really a blessing I would not take for granted. I don’t know his shoes size, but it’ll be tricky filling them.”