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Henry takes over Clear Spring girls hoops team

November 03, 2007|By TIM KOELBLE

CLEAR SPRING - Greg Henry loves basketball and the energy it creates.

That vibe carries him into the excitement of his latest challenge as he becomes the girls basketball coach at Clear Spring.

"I'm a high energy-type coach," said Henry. "I love the game and my favorite thing is high fives."

After seven years mixing time as Boonsboro's freshman and JV boys coach, Henry moves to a program that is 6-106 over the last five seasons.

"The administration told me we might win one game this year, but I'm really excited about this position," said Henry. "The administrators have been nice, the kids seem great at Clear Spring."

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Henry said 18 players signed up to play earlier this week.

None of the players seemed too worried about the past difficulties the Blazers have experienced.

"I will be interested in success in another way, and that is doing the best they can do," he said.

Henry said he's not making any predictions on a victory total.

"The thing with Clear Spring is that they've had success in volleyball, track and field and some in softball, but nobody knows about basketball," he said. "We're going to play defense and go get them and not let the other team dictate.

"We have eight of the players that are soccer and cross country athletes, so they've got speed."

Henry also coached the Grace Academy varsity girls team for four years. In his final season with the Knights, he led them to the 2000 Maryland Christian Schools state tournament title.

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