This year’s Campion Academy basketball season is officially underway with tryouts ending last week. There have been many changes in the coaching staff this last year. Mr. Ottschofski, known as Mr. O, the athletic coordinator, is now the Campion boys varsity head coach. He has been coaching basketball for 13 years and this is his eighth year of head coaching. “I’m looking forward to seeing how we come together as a team and all of the fun things we are going to do as a team,” Mr. O commented. The boys varsity assistant coach is Caleb Allen, and Arlen Mekelburg is the boys JV coach as well as the varsity assistant coach. The Campion girls varsity head coach is Elisa Alicea Neidigh, known as Coach A. She is in her eighth year of coaching, although this is her first year as a Campion head coach. She works as an evangelist for the Voice of Prophecy and as a surgical technician. “I’m looking forward to teaching my players how to work as a team. I also want this season to be about more than just basketball, so I’m looking forward to doing some community outreach with the team,” Coach A said. There is a girls JV team, although Coach A is still working on getting a full time JV coach.
Ashley Herber, Student Editor