Pocola basketball teams each have new coaches; Nelke leaves Poteau for alma mater's Indians, while Ladd jumps to Lady Indians
NEW LOOK TO POCOLA BASKETBALL â€” Scott Nelke, at right, speaks to his new team, the Pocola Indians, during a pre-game huddle this month during the 2014 LeFlore County Boys Summer Basketball League in Pocola. Nelke, after coaching the Poteau Pirates for six seasons, is returning to his alma mater. The opening became available when former boys coach, Eric Ladd, took over the coaching duties of the Lady Indians.
PDN photo by David Seeley
There will be some changes on the basketball sidelines when the 2014-15 seasons get going in late November/December for Pocola High School.
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For starters, Poteau boys coach and former Indian player Scott Nelke will coach the Indians, who had been coached by Eric Ladd.
However Pocola fans, have no fear. Ladd will still be around as he will now coach the Lady Indians after three-year coach Carrie Covey will step down to only coach fast- and slow-pitch softball.