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Ziegenfus named girls basketball head coach

Salisbury High School has found its new varsity girls basketball coach. Paul Ziegenfus was named the replacement of Dan Reichenbach earlier this month. He has been the Salisbury Youth Association basketball director for the last five years and is the Finance Director for Salisbury Township.

“I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to coach girls basketball at Salisbury High School,” Ziegenfus said. “Coaching youth basketball over the last seven-plus years provided me invaluable experiences and has sparked a desire inside of me to take on the next challenge. I have had the honor to coach many of the current Salisbury basketball players and have coached many girls that will play in the upcoming years.

“I am confident that Salisbury girls basketball will have a positive culture helping the girls focus on improving their basketball skills but will also include teaching the importance of teamwork, hard work and dedication. I’m excited to see the girls grow into confident, positive role models. I can’t wait to get to work.”

Ziegenfus knows the program well and the talent of the team he will have coming back.

“The exciting thing about this upcoming season will be the unknowns,” said Ziegenfus. “We only have two seniors back. We have some girls that haven’t played a lot at the varsity level, and we have a good group of incoming ninth graders.

“I have always loved playing the underdog and I believe many won’t give us much of a chance this year. I believe we have a lot of hardworking girls that want to get better and that love playing basketball. I am confident that we will play solid fundamental, disciplined, team basketball and will play hard for each other. We will see what that means as far as wins and losses over the season.”

So what does Ziegenfus bring as a coach and what can his team and Salisbury basketball fans expect?

“I bring a lot of energy, passion, and excitement to the court,” Ziegenfus said. “We will have a lot of fun and enjoy playing this great game of basketball. I always love to learn as a coach and a person and am confident that girls will give me their all and not quit on me or each other. I love teaching the game and encouraging the girls. It is awesome to have such a positive impact on all of these young women both now and for their future.”

The Falcons will start off season workouts (open gyms) twice a week this summer starting in July. They will not be playing in any summer leagues but hope to have at least one or two scrimmages.