GOTHENBURG – After a year as an assistant in Gothenburg, Scott Carlin is excited about the opportunity become a head coach again this time with the Swedes.
Carlin, an Adams Central and UNK Graduate, is excited to be taking over a program like Gothenburg.
“There is community support in Gothenburg, that I think a lot of other towns don’t experience,” Carlin said. “Gothenburg values the school and the schools activities are such an integral part of the town, it’s one of the things that drew me to the town to start with.”
Carlin also said he likes that the school always competes hard.
“There is an expectation here, to compete,” Carlin said, “not just wins and losses, but to get the most out of your people that you can.”
Toward that end, Carlin expects his teams to play hard.
“The two best compliments you can give a team I coach,” Carlin said, “is that they play harder than anyone else and that they are good people on and off the court. That is my goal for however long that I am part of this program.”
Carlin is replacing outgoing coach Roger Koehler, who led the Swedes to two state tournament appearances in eight years.
In his three years at Kearney Catholic the Stars made it to state once.
Prior to Kearney Catholic, Carlin spent time as a student assistant with Tom Kropp at UNK.
The energetic young coach is now setting up plans for summer leagues and camps for the Swedes. Gothenburg finished 6-15 in their last campaign. Carlin will need to replace leading scorer Bennett Folkers, who graduates in May.