The Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball coaches gathered Sunday afternoon as they get set to begin the 2017-2018 season.
It was an opportunity for coaches to talk about their own team and learn a little bit about what the other teams have.
Not that there was a lot of schematic information disclosed or projected starters revealed.
It was more about size of the roster and strength of schedule as well as how competitive the league is expected to be.
Regardless, the conference will have a little bit of a new look this year, mainly in the coaching department.
When Tony George stepped away from the program after last season, that left Coughlin searching for a new head coach.
John Quinn III landed the job and will now take over a program that was 0-23 last year and has not won a basketball game since beating Meyers, 42-38, on Dec. 26, 2015.
His father, John Quinn, will be his assistant coach, as will former WBRE sports director Phil Schoener.
Quinn was a coach in the system, having coached the seventh and eighth grade teams last year.
The Coughlin varsity team is coming off a season where it was outscored by its opponents, 1,299 to 498.
Another new, but experienced coach will be back on the bench this season as Chris Parker was hired as the new coach at Hanover Area.
Parker had a tremendous amount of success while at Holy Redeemer, and he, too, took a year off from coaching before getting back in the game.
Parker, a former Wilkes standout guard who was part of the program’s run to the national tournament during his tenure there, is looking to be competitive this year, as well as building the numbers to gain interest in the program.
Scott Miner, former Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s coach and Northwest standout, returns to the high school ranks as the head coach of Northwest.
Miner inherits an experienced team that is one of the favorites to win Division 3 this season.
MMI Prep has had its struggles fielding a competitive team, and when the numbers weren’t there last season, the school decided to take a year off from competition.
That means new coach Cy Fulton will be heading into the year with an inexperienced group as far as being varsity tested is concerned.
Fulton is more concerned with building interest in the program to help increase the participation numbers.
The Tunkhannock Area girls team, which finished 3-13 in Division 2 last year, will host MMI Prep in its first WVC game of the season on Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Joe Reno is entering his fifth season as head coach for the Lady Tigers, and will be assisted by Amanda Golden.