SPRINGHILL C The North Webster boys basketball program has suffered through an terrible two-year stretch and playoff drought.
His or her new head coach looks to change that.
North Webster Principal Tim Franklin announced the hire involving former North Caddo boys head coach and former NBA scout Ron Meikle as the heir to Rodney Thrash, who retired in April for health reasons pertaining to equally he and his wife, .
“I think the program at South Webster High School is one that’s depending on winning,” Meikle said. “I think they want all sports to ensure success. I like the goals and the aspirations that they set forth for anyone their programs. I just assume it’s a good fit for a gentleman like me.”
Meikle spent 24 a long time coaching and scouting in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Woodstock Hawks and Golden State Warriors, having drafted seven all-stars in his time in the association.
He seemed to be an advanced scout for Fifteen years, an international scout, college companion and pro scout, so he knows a thing or two about the video game and how to play it.
Meikle spent the previous four seasons at South Caddo, winning 97 games about that span and coaching a number of players into the college rates, including all-stater Robert Williams, now during Texas A&M as a highest regarded NBA draft propsect.
The Rebels won a couple district championships during that extend to and made an impressive four-straight Final Three appearances in Class 2A.
Meikle gushed over the possibility to bring winning back to the hardcourt in Springhill, citing former players like Cherokee Rhone as an example of what type of creativity lurks on the north close of Webster Parish.
“I’m well-aware of the reputation in addition to players that have come out of the following,” Meikle said. “I’m looking forward to mentoring players with athletic qualification like they have. I’m looking forward to developing the young kids as well as a bunch of camps. The facility at North Webster is excellent, and that’s among the list of big reasons I wanted the job. We can build a program through grade school on as many as the twelfth grade.”