While talking about missing the first day of girls basketball practice via Twitter, Scott Kreiger's spirit – if not his last name – was at Canterbury on Monday.
Kreiger led the Cavaliers' girls program to four Class A state titles in five seasons, but decided in June to take over the boys' program at the school.
"It sure feels strange not being in the gym on the first night of practice," Kreiger wrote as a Tweet.
Enter his father, Wayne Kreiger, Hall of Fame girls coach at Columbia City, to move up from an assistant role the last two years to the head coaching position.
It was Wayne Kreiger who was putting the Cavs, blessed with a wealth of talent and experience, through their paces Monday for the first official practice.
"We have a lot of same philosophies," Wayne said he and his son's coaching styles. "I tend to be a little more vocal than he is. Overall, we are very similar in our demeanors and the way we handle our athletes."
Wayne will still be an assistant coach for Scott on the boys' side.