Scott Guzinski has stepped down as Head Coach of the Tekamah-Herman Girls Basketball Program. Guzinski says he stepped down for family and time commitment reasons. “My kids are kind of getting older. I have 4 kids. And three of them are involved in like AAU basketball in the summer, and just trying to keep up with their schedule, and watching them play, and taking them to places. I just think there’s so many things that you have to do anymore in the summer as the Head Coach that it just made it difficult for me. So that was one of the big things that went into the decision that I made.”
Guzinski says his two oldest kids are transferring to Oakland-Craig. His oldest daughter, Mya, would have started for the Tigers this past season had it not been for an ACL injury.
Guzinski says it wasn’t easy breaking the news to his players. “I mean that was the hardest thing about stepping down as a Coach is telling the kids because you spend so much time with them at practice, and watching film, and in the summer, and in the weightroom, and everything that you do.”
Guzinski was Head Coach of the Tigers for 6 years.
His successor will be David Eriksen. “I know Dave will do a good job. I know he’s excited about being the Head Coach. He’s been around the basketball programs here at Tekamah for the last couple of years. So it’s not going to be new to him. He knows the kids here, teaching P.E. class here everyday. I’ve worked really closely with Dave because he student taught here when I was coaching football, and I’ve coached football with him as well. So I know that he’s going to do a good job, and he’s going to put in the time, and give the best effort that he can give in order to have the team be as good as it can be.”
Guzinski is a Tekamah-Herman grad and will continue to teach at the school, but is looking into being on Oakland-Craig Head Football Coach Joe Anderson’s staff. “I’ve talked to Coach Anderson over in Oakland about maybe coaching some football. And he and I worked together previously in Plainview when he was the Head Football Coach there and I was the AD, so if those things can work themselves out I would like to do that.”
Guzinski adds he’s currently coaching a couple of AAU Summer Basketball Teams.