F irst-year coaches may meet some of the unexpected challenges high school basketball presents. So this offseason, Upbeat will check in with head coaches to have them reflect on their first varsity basketball head coaching experience and discuss how they will use that to shape the program going forward.
First up is Calumet coach Frank Bonacorsi, who took over for Mike Ojala. Bonacorsi’s Calumet group would close the season winning nine of its last 11 games to finish with an 11-11 record. He credits the knowledge he gained from Ojala and his father-in-law, Jeff Twardzik, who led the Calumet girls basketball team to a state title in 2015.