Head coach leads ASI to state basketball title

He didn’t play the game, yet former Bunnell tennis star coaches Innovation to state basketball title
Posted on 03/18/2019
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UNCASVILLE — As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the CIAC Division V championship game, the players from Innovation began jumping on each other on the sideline before piling into a scrum on the court.

Innovation coach Matt Lance just stood on the sidelines with his hands on top of his head, not sure where to turn or how to comprehend what just happened.

His team, which defeated Old Lyme 62-41 at Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday, was a state champion four years after he and his staff took over an 0-15 team.
The Innovation job was the first high school team Lance ever coached after a few seasons coaching middle school teams.

What makes the sight of Lance on the sideline celebrating a championship even more improbable was Lance never played high school basketball.
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