For Jackson County’s girls’ basketball team, it’s a numbers game.
In fact, new coach John Hawley keeps an itemized sheet of specific statistical targets the Lady Panthers wish to meet each night in his first year on the job. The studious number crunching isn’t limited to just games, however. Hawley and his staff chart everything in practice, including each shot taken in a competitive situation.
It’s that kind of attention to detail that Hawley — whose Lady Panthers tip the season off Saturday at Union County — brings to the job. But all the numbers and the charting is just a way for Hawley, who inherits a 13-12 team from last year, to quantify what he really loves to do – develop players.