In his third year at Caney Creek High School, head coach Randy Appiah is continuing his effort to change the culture of boys basketball program.
As he spoke during Wednesday’s 44th Annual Conroe Noon Lions Club Rounball Roundup at Lone Star Convention Center, Appiah talked about his team going forward as the 2019-20 season is in its infancy.
“Fantastic community of people and a fantastic building of kids there,” Appiah said of the school.
Caney Creek won its first game of the season Tuesday night over Splendora. In that contest, the team’s lone returning starter Troy Eubanks, a senior, went off for 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for a near double-double.
“He’s our captain and led us to a victory last night against Splendora High School,” Appiah said. “He’s a very outstanding player and plans to join the Navy after high school. We want to make sure that he’s a model for the kids that we are trying to keep in our program.”
Caney Creek as a program is still looking for its first playoff appearance ever. Appiah desribed the program as ‘dormant’ before his arrival and they have steadily imrpoved from 11 wins apiece in his first two seasons.
In a lighter moment at the end of his speecher, Appiah wanted to thank his wife for her support, just like other coaches have during the Roundball Roundup in the past.
“I want to thank my lovely, lovely wife Brittney Appiah,” Appiah said. “I have to make sure that she’s in the media.”