‘Work harder than ever!’ to guide Centurion cagers
Entering his sixth season as the head coach of the Centurion basketball program, Coach Dave Oman has chosen the terms work harder than ever, compete better than ever, and improve every week as guides to the upcoming season. He will be assisted by Thomas Yoachim as they hope to improve on last year’s 12-11 record. “We should have the best team we have had in the past six years. We hope to improve each week and hope to be at our best during the post-season,” said the coach. Among the three seniors, six juniors, four sophomores, and six freshmen on the roster, Joe Carey, Ben Oman, and Noah Wooden, all seniors, were starters last year. Ben Noakes, Tate Trumler, Juan Perez, Eli Wooden, and Tyler Meyer all return after having lettered last year as well. The roster is bolstered by Tyler Ruhl, a junior, and Trent Rasmussen, a sophomore, both transfers new to the system. Coach Oman stated his overall goal for the program is to have every player on the roster be a better person upon leaving the program, a philosophy that has spanned the 48 years he has been a head coach. Oman has notched 567 career wins over the years. He hopes to continue that when he says, “Our players have put together three consecutive winning seasons, something that has not happened in boys basketball at Centura in the previous 15 years.” The season gets underway tomorrow, Friday, November 30, at Sandy Creek. The boys play at 7:45, then return home the next night, Saturday, December 1, to entertain Wood River in a 5:00 game. The threegame homestand continues through next Tuesday, the 4th, as Central City comes for a game set to tip off at 8:00, and ends when Adams Central visits Centura for a 7:45 game Friday, December 7.