Willis boys basketball coach Michael Storms explained to the audience at the 44th Annual Noon Lions Club Roundball Roundup that every day has basically been a new experience for this year’s team.
The Wildkats, off to a 1-6 start to the season, have a playoff run they are looking to extend.
“Willis basketball has been on the rise,” Storms said at Lone Star Convention Center. “The last two years we made the playoffs and it was the first time in 20 years that Willis has gone back-to-back.”
This year’s team lost a good majority of those players that finished second play in District 20-5A.
“We’re a young team at Willis,” Storms said. “I have one senior and seven juniors and three sophomores. You have to learn from experience. You have to take the wins, the losses, learn what not to do and learn what to do and just build off of that.”
Storms, in his seventh season, learns from every game — rather it be a win or a loss.
“We are nowhere near where we are going to be,” Storms said. “But we will have an outstanding year and we’re going to try and get better every day. I believe we will.”
In a unique situation, Willis has a family atmosphere on its coaching staff. Coaching alongside Michael as hist first assistant this season is his wife Megan Storms, who has been the head varsity volleyball coach at the school the past three seasons.
“Megan Storms is my assistant coach and she handling boys basketball practice as we speak,” Storms said. “I’m sure she’s got them all lined up and ready to go. My wife plays a special role this year so thanks to Megan Storms.”