CHARLOTTESVILLE — Inheriting a strong core from a team that finished as the 2013 Class A State Runner-up, first-year Eastern Hancock coach Jim O’Hara isn’t attempting to reinvent the wheel.
And though the former Cathedral coach is endeavoring to continue the Royals’ recent run of success, O’Hara is going to go about it his way.
“It’s taken some time to get to know each other, what my expectations are. And they have expectations. We’ve got to be on the same page,” said O’Hara, hired in December by EH after Pat Echeverria left for Zionsville. “Pat Echeverria was a heck of a coach and had a heck of a system, but I’m not Pat. I’m Jim O’Hara, and I’m used to doing things a different way.
“So we’re getting to know each other. The kids have responded greatly. They are very, very good young men and they want to be good and they want to be coached and they want discipline – and that’s what we’re giving them. We’re still figuring each other because it’s the first week. After two or three games we’ll get a rhythm.”