Dover recently announced William Penn grad Kevin Glover will take over as girls' basketball head coach for the 2016-2017 season. Glover is the third coach in three years for the Eagles, who finished 6-16 last season. Glover recently took time to speak with GameTimePA about his hire.
First, where are you from? Are you new to the area?
I am born and raised in York, Pa. I'm a graduate of (William Penn) High School and Eastern University.
How long have you coached basketball?
I have been coaching basketball going on 12 years now. This time has been spent at the youth level, and with the past seven years at the high school level with stops at New Hope Academy Charter School, York High and this past season as the JV coach at Northeastern High School. I also am the program director of the York Lady Raiders AAU Basketball Club in which I'm the head coach of the 16U/10th grade and 14U/8th grade teams. We're in our fourth year of existence.
What attracted you to the Dover position?
I was attracted by the opportunity of being able to not only lead a program but to build it back up after a few down seasons following some successful runs. I like challenges. I knew God had a plan for me and this was the place.
What was your first reaction when you heard you’d be the new head coach?
First hearing the news that I had been selected brought great joy. I was ecstatic. I've been working very hard to help programs and I commit a lot of time learning and developing players. I felt it was time to lead my own group.
What’s first on the to-do list as the new head coach?
First thing I want to do is meet with the girls in the program and go over my expectations of being student-athletes and the hard work that's expected, then get involved in the Dover community.
We’ve seen great players come out of Dover, so there’s definitely a solid talent pool there. What’s the ceiling for this program?
I'm going to push them hard all offseason to want to get better individually and as a team. They have the potential to be a good team. How dedicated and committed we are will determine our success.
What will be the biggest challenge in your first year?
We're just working to be consistently great student-athletes and becoming productive citizens. The basketball stuff will take care of itself as long as we work hard. There are some quality teams in the county so we've got work to do to catch up. We have to make every second count. I'm looking forward to it.