4 Questions with Plant City Boys Basketball Coach Billy Teeden
We spoke to Plant City boys basketball head coach Billy Teeden about the Raiders talented returning roster, takeaways from the Peewee Callins Preseason Classic, and more.
Q: How many years have you been coaching overall, as well as at Plant City?
A: This is year 17 and 7th at Plant City.
Q: Your team obviously returns one of the top scorers from a year ago in guard DJ Haynes, but who are some other players who may play a bigger role compared to last season?
A: Elijah Dawson (Jr) really athletic and energetic young man. Will play our “big” this season. Damian Jones (Jr) Returning starter, Very good scorer. Mike Bell (So) Returning starter. High level defender. Has really improved his shot. Romello Jones (Sr) D1 football athlete. High level defender. Gives a lot of toughness.
Q: Your team has already seen some real 5-on-5 game action this season as you played in the Peewee Callins Preseason Classic. What are some takeaways from your wins over Plant and Sickles, and how do you feel those preseason contests will benefit your team this season?
A: Really enjoyed playing both teams. Both are well coached but play very different styles. So, it’s good to see how our team reacts from the different approaches.
Q: What are some goals that you have for this Raiders team in 2021-22 as you tip-off the season this week?
A: Love for this team to compete for a district, county championship and another appearance in the state playoffs.
Written by: Matt Melton