Looking back at his first season as the North Dallas boys basketball coach, Brett Cole was pleased with the team’s progress. The Bulldogs finished 8-13 overall and 5-9 in District 11-5A play. It’s the first time North Dallas has won five district games in quite some time.
In a quick 2-minute question-and-answer session, Cole reflected on the season:
Q. Your thoughts on this season?
A. We had a balance season from start to finish. Our core group of student-athletes continued to get better throughout the season. Our JV team went 17-6 during the season and competed each day during fourth-period athletics.
Q. How much progress did the players make from start to finish?
A. Our team learned how we need to compete each day of the season on and off the court.
Q. Winning five games in district play is an improvement. Your thoughts on the won-loss record?
A. We continue to get better in the classroom and on the court. As a result, sometimes this is shown in a win or a loss. Our greatest improvement this season was our ability to challenge each other in drills every day in practice. Our core group stayed focused and continued to find themselves winning games late in the season.
Q. What’s next for the players and Coach Cole?
A. We will have a spring and summer league season for our players. Starting in March at Pinkston High School (Tuesday nights) and for the second summer in a row, MetroCrest Summer League.