Rebuilding a program on the fly

Rebuilding a program is a process and Bill Sall is in the midst of that process. The head coach of the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team is near the halfway point of his season in charge of the Wildcats.

When Sall has hired last May, Sall hit the recruiting trail hard. He recruited 12 players to join him in Marquette.

Through 12 games this season, NMU has a 3-9 record. The ‘Cats are indeed rebuilding on the fly, but Coach Sall is pleased with where his team, his program, is at eight months into the process.

“If we would have looked at our team on our first day of practice on Oct. 15 and see where our team is now, we certainly have improved immensely,” said Sall. “Roles have been defined and we’re starting to find way a little better on the offensive end, but we’re a long ways a way from where we want to be as a coaching staff that’s for sure.”

The Wildcats currently sit 7th in the GLIAC North Division at 2-6 with home games coming up against Grand Valley State on Jan. 16 and Ferris State on Jan. 18.