Girls basketball head coach Alan Vickrey sat down with Kyle Neddenriep of the IndyStar. Their conversation resulted in the IndyStar article below. View the article on the IndyStar website
Alan Vickrey is returning to the area high school girls basketball coaching scene, though it is probably inaccurate to say he ever completely left.
Vickrey, who led North Central to back-to-back Class 4A state titles to highlight a 14-year tenure ending in 2011, is the new girls basketball coach at Cathedral. Vickrey, a teacher at North Central, wa...
Indianapolis, IN – Cathedral High School is excited to announce Alan Vickrey is the new basketball head coach for the Lady Irish. Vickrey is certainly no stranger to coaching basketball. Vickrey was the head coach at Brebeuf from 1979-1997. He then moved to North Central High School, where he coached basketball from 1997 until 2011. In addition, Vickrey was an assistant coach at Columbus North High School from 2013 thru 2018, until returning to North Central High School as a consultant coach for the 2018-2019 season.
In his career, Vickrey has 4...
The future looks bright.
As Cathedral High School girls basketball coach Reggen Melson sees it, that didn’t make the 2018-2019 season easy – and it wasn’t always fun – but it did mean a foundation was laid for the future.
And that meant something important was accomplished.
“If you look at the big picture, they responded to adversity,” Melson said. “It’s real easy when you’re in the mix of it not to see that. We stuck it out. We finished strong. We had some bright spots.”
The Lady Ir...
The season to date hasn’t been ideal.
“It’s just OK,” Reggen Melson said recently when assessing the early part of the Cathedral High School girls basketball season.
That’s one part of the Irish’s 2018-2019 story. The other part is that the potential is there for a strong finish – and Melson said that will be the focus as a difficult postseason approaches.
“We’re going to fight to the end,” Melson said. “That’s the plan. That’s our game plan.”
The Irish, after...
"Gordon averaged 10.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Irish last year, including a pair of double-doubles. If she improves her free-throw percentage, she will be an even bigger threat. With the graduation of Keya Patton, Gordon figures to be the focal point of the offense." - IndyStar
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Reggen Melson sees a difficult objective simply.
Excellence at the state level is the overall objective at Cathedral High School – and Melson says it’s simply and obviously the objective for Irish girls basketball, too.
Getting there takes work, and the Irish are beginning that process under Melson during what has been a promising start to the 2017-2018 season.
“We’re getting there,” said Melson, in her first season as the Irish’s head coach after previous head coaching stints at Scecina and Crispus Attucks....