Novotny Takes Over!


Blaine Barr and Hayden Rozzo

As the Lakeview Bulldogs boys basketball head into their new season, things are going to look a little different this year. Earlier this year former head coach Ryan Fitch stepped down from his coaching job at Lakeview. Then not long after he stepped down, Lakeview Math teacher Mark Novotny would be named the new head coach of the boy’s basketball team.

Novotny has previously been the assistant coach for multiple seasons, but now it’s his turn to show what he can do. We asked senior star Nate Fox about Novotny being the new head coach and he said, I am excited. I feel like we have lots of potentials and the experience Novotny has in the program will help us grow a lot throughout the season… novo my dog.

We talked to Coach Novotny and he said, I’m not changing our plays, I’m changing our mentality.”

With 7 returning seniors Coach Novotny hopes to improve on last year’s record of 8-7. After a heartbreaking loss to Poland in the second round of the playoffs, the Bulldogs hope to bounce back with a chip on their shoulders.