NORWICH – The Norwich High School boys basketball team completed another successful offseason on Aug. 7-8 finishing 5-2 at the Lemoyne College Team Camp.
“This is the third straight year we have had guys really make an offseason commitment to making themselves better basketball players, which in turn strengthens our team,” said longtime Norwich head coach, Mark Abbott. “We told the guys that as long as they want to be coached, that we will definitely be there to coach them.”
In the spring of 2008, Abbott and assistant coach Tom Collier – along with a lot of help from Tim Borfitz and a couple key community members – formed the Norwich Hurricanes, an AAU organization catering to just Norwich High School players. That first season, forming just a varsity-level team, the Hurricanes went 55-14 and concluded their regular season at 20-4 with a Section IV Class A championship. The next offseason, again with just a varsity level team, the Hurricanes went 51-13 and finished the regular season at 18-4 with a Section IV Class B runner-up finish.