Bass excited to coach at FHS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017

David Bass was recently named the head coach of the Florala High School girls basketball team, and the Wildcat alumni said he is excited about the opportunity.

“I’ve been around the program as an assistant for the girls and boys, and I’m really excited to get the chance to be the head coach of the girls team,” Bass said. “It’s a great feeling. I think most coaches will tell you that the it’s always a dream to go home to coach. This is an awesome opportunity and I’m glad it transpired the way that it did.”

Bass said that he is going to have a young team, but he knows they have what it takes to win.

“We are going to be a young team,” Bass said. “There is one senior and two juniors on the team. I’ve talked to the girls and our plan is to get better every year. We want to win more games than we did the year before.”

Although Bass helped coach the girls and boys last year, he still said there is a transition period that occurs.

“These past two weeks we have just been practicing really hard,” Bass said. “There is a transition phase that they go through when you change coaches. Coach (Troy) Stewart is still going to help me out and I will still help him with the boys team. The way I see it is that four eyes are better than two. I might be focused on something and he notices something else that goes on. We want a successful program down here and you have to work together to accomplish that.”

Bass said that he is a coaches with a lot of energy.

“I’m a believer that the kids feed off of your energy,” Bass said. “We want to play with intensity and create and energetic atmosphere. I told the girls that I coach with high energy and that I expect for them to feed off of that. We want to play with intensity, high energy and have fun.”

Bass was a 2008 graduate of Florala High School.

He spent a year at LBWCC before joining the military.

After leaving the military, Bass attended Troy University were he plans to graduate in the summer of 2018.