Edge joins TRM hoops program
Published 2:45 am Wednesday, January 10, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
Marc Edge says coaching is coaching regardless of what sport is involved. It is a philosophy Edge is using this winter as the T.R. Miller Tigers junior varsity basketball coach.
It is a position Edge had not anticipated doing when the season started. In fact, the season (in terms of games) was two weeks old when Edge moved into the role.
T.R. Miller's junior varsity had already played three games before Edge moved into the position. Other than the fact he missed those games, Edge actually picked a good time to move into the program.
Prior to his debut with T.R. Miller last week, Edge had been away from basketball for eight seasons. He had previously spent eight seasons as a varsity assistant/junior varsity coach at Daleville and two more years in that role at Montevallo.
Edge said while he is trying to implement a lot of the philosophy that is used at the varsity level, he is also trying to use some of his own ideas.
The Tigers lost Edge's debut last Thursday when T.R. Miller lost to Hillcrest-Evergreen 51-34, but gave him his first win the next day when the Tigers downed Flomaton 57-39.
time, the junior varsity is like a farm system and my job is to get players ready to move on to the next level,” said Edge. “We had 11 games left when I took over and we've got nine left now. We play those nine games within a month so we've got a lot of ball ahead in a short time, but that is the way basketball works. We want to take advantage of every minute we get.”
Edge is in his third year at T.R. Miller. He has been a part of the Tigers football coaching staff in each of those years, the last two of which he has spent as the team's defensive coordinator. Edge spent the 2005 spring as the school's tennis coach and last spring as an assistant coach for the track team.