Basketball Falcons find coaches

After weeks of turmoil, the Sardis Falcons have finally found the men who will guide them through the 2014-15 season.

The Sardis Falcons will play basketball this fall, with two men stepping forward to guide the senior boys team.

After a Progress article came out last Friday, Sardis athletic director Brad Geary got more than 15 phone calls and emails from potential coaches.

“They varied from the inexperienced to the well-experienced, but the common theme was that they loved basketball and wanted to see the team succeed this year,” Geary said. “This made the decision particularly difficult.”

Geary finally settled on Harvey Adrian and Martin Giesbrecht. They ran the team through a practice Tuesday night and have less than a week to prep for the Nov. 24 exhibition opener.

“Harvey and Martin bring a wealth of basketball, business and life experience and are community leaders,” Geary noted. “This group of boys will benefit greatly from their coaching.”

Kyle Graves, who coached the team the last five years before stepping aside for work-related reasons, has offered to lend a hand when he can.

Cam Van Klei, Trevin Rogers and Dave Shepherd will also help out.

“We are all excited for the upcoming season, and thanks to all those members of our community who stepped up and contacted me,” Geary said.