Brad Baudler was hired as the ACGC head girls' basketball coach this spring and has been a busy man ever since. Baudler began working with his high school team in early June, with the team having one practice a week as well as individual workouts. As many as twenty seven girls have attended the sessions. The team has also had several scrimmages this summer with schools in the area.
Baudler, who is a native of Fontanelle, played ball at his high school alma mater, Nodaway Valley, and was a four year starter for the Wolverines. While attending Iowa State he was on the practice team for the ISU women's program, where he and several other male students provided practice competition for the ISU women's team.
Upon graduation from ISU in 2017 Baudler accepted a position as junior high math teacher in the ACGC school system. He has also been the junior high boys' basketball coach for the last two seasons before stepping into the head girls' position. He is assisted by Brett Dorsey and Colin Shawgo.
One of the highlights of the summer was the three day basketball camp for girls in grades three through eight that took place from July eighth through the tenth. "Every day the forty four campers brought a ton of energy to drills that focused on the fundamentals of basketball," Baudler commented. "In addition there were competitions involving free throws, hot shot contests, and one on one. Three on three games rounded out the camp. The high school players and coaching staff helped to make the camp a success. Based on the enthusiasm and competitiveness during those three days, the future looks bright for ACGC girls' basketball," he added.
Coach Baudler and his team will complete their summer workouts and scrimmages by the end of July, as preparation for the fall sports will begin in earnest in early August. Go Chargers!
On July 8th - 10th, 44 youth athletes attended Coach Baudler’s 1st annual girls basketball camp at AC/GC high school. Every day, campers brought a ton of energy to drills that focused on the fundamentals of basketball like shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense. Along with multiple different drills, there were competitions involving free throws, hot shot, and one on one. 3 on 3 games rounded out the camp as a way to put everything together. The camp was put on by the coaching staff and high school players. Without them, this camp would not have been a success. Based on the enthusiasm and competitiveness in the gym during those 3 days, the future looks bright for AC/GC girls basketball.
Front row left to right: Sophie Young, Carrie Downing, Kailee Kautzky, Taryn Carroll, Megan Underwood, Tessa Slaybaugh, Trinity Calhoun, Jerzee Huss, Kennedy Reinhart, Kiera Boals, Lilly Lauzon, Blair Brown, Carly Dickson
2nd row left to right: Mallory Schreck, Allison Drake, Cadence Petersen, Meranda Gruber, Becca Littler, Nora Langgaard, Shyann Young, Shay Lemke, Olivia Mahaffey, Paige Van Meter, Karli Kautzky, Elizabeth Drake, Caydence Boals, Nova Wheatley, Ilana Baumers
3rd row left to right: Coach Brett Dorsey, Morgan Lemke, Sophie Dorsey, Audrey Franzeen, Taylor Carlson, Jayla Hoover, Brooklyn Schafer, Camdyn Richter, Allie DeWitt, Mersadez Richter, Reagan Carney, Macy Schreck, Kelsey Carlson, Ava Campbell, Emerson Van Meter, Hayden Coffman, Reese Coffman
Back row left to right: Coach Brad Baudler, Mady Kelsey, Morgan Schreck, Olivia Van Meter, Amber Eivins, Kennedy Young, Jorja Hoover, Kendra Campbell, Chloe Largent, Baylie Leonard, Jenna Wheatley, Alyssa Byars, Saige O’Brien, Ali McDermott, Jenna Stringer, Kylie Young, Coach Colin Shawgo, Coach Kieth Hjelle