“It’s very different,” said O’Neill, who participated in the interviewing process as the program searched for its new coach.
“From our previous coach, he would say one thing, we’d do it, we would all know what he needs and understand the purpose of the drill,’’ she said. “Coach Norm being new, he might need to explain what the drill is, what it’s for. It’s a slow process, but now that the season’s going it’s moving along, and I’m sure it’ll get better as we go.”
Despite any early-season miscommunication, Beauchemin and his players have been on the same page about winning. They expect to be the best team in the state come June.
“You get a new coach on board, there’s not two coaches that are identical,” Beauchemin said. “We may be looking for the same thing, but we may try to accomplish it in a different way . . . I know what I’m looking for, and it doesn’t matter how we get there as long as we get there.”
Phil Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.