It’s been a wild ride this basketball season for the Trigg County Wildcats but it’s officially over and in the books. I’m sure it was a tough year on Coach Mike Wright coming in without a single returning senior. Of course coaches rarely leave a team stocked with seasoned talent therefore new coaches rarely come into a job with a seasoned team. Successful school sports programs, be it basketball, football or baseball are more of a ongoing process than a product always in transition. I think when there is a change in the program like the leaving and hiring of a new head coach the whole process hiccups a little then slowly gets going again. Trigg County’s basketball program is now poised to have a great season next year. First year veteran coach Mike Wright (how often can you say” first year veteran”?) now knows what he has to work with and the players also know what to expect from him. The whole team is returning truly loaded with talent with the exception of first year senior Russell Lancaster (how often can you say “first year senior?) Coach Wright said he was going to take a couple of hours off after the Lyon County loss then start work on next year and I for one know he is dead serious. I’ve witnessed him on the beaches of Florida reading books with exciting titles like “Basketball Drills”. I never heard anyone asking to read his books when he was finished. For the rest of this column, read this week's Cadiz Record.