Montana Tech Women's Basketball Working Hard in the Off Season
For first year head coach Carly VanDyke this will be one of her most important off seasons ever.
With a majority of her team back home for the summer, VanDyke is working on everything she needs to do on campus.
"Its been good,” said Coach VanDyke. “I was able to get here in the middle of April and get a chance to meet all of the returning players. I had a chance to get them in the weight room and get them on a program for the summer. There's a few of them that have stayed around, so I've been able to work with them."
This summer Coach VanDyke has been busy recruiting.
But her first order of business was putting together her new coaching staff.
"Amy Brooks and Kelsey DeWit are going to be my assistant coaches,” said VanDyke. “I am super excited about the addition to them. I think they will both be an asset to the program here at Tech."
DeWit joins the staff after just completing her four years of playing at Montana Tech.
And brooks played at Carroll College, while Coach VanDyke was an assistant there.
After playing and coaching at Carroll College, VanDyke will now come to the other side of the rivalry.
"I've had to kind of box up all my Carroll stuff, because I can't be wearing that anymore,” Coach VanDyke said. “I’m excited about it. I was talking to one of my friends about homecoming at Carroll. He was like, "I best not be seeing you there." I was like how come that is? He was like, "Well, I don't want to get into any fights if people know you're from Tech now." I just kind of laughed."
Now at Tech, Coach VanDyke is ready for work, and so is her team.
"People are really working hard,” she said. “We get little tidbits all the time. I'm excited. I think the girls really want to buy in and be a part of a program that is really on the rise, and I'm excited about that."