Former Spartan Mackenzie Meneguzzo takes over reins of Superior girls basketball
For the first time in six seasons the Superior girls basketball team is under new leadership. Following last season, where the Spartans finished 21-3 in the regional finals, longtime head coach Dave Kontny retired. He’s now handed over the whistle to former Spartan, first year head coach, Mackenzie Meneguzzo
“It’s big shoes to fill for sure. Kontny led a pretty good program and they were successful, but I think we’re ready to take on the new challenge. Kind of put bits and pieces of what he built and add my own stuff into it, and kind of build a new team culture and work to build my own program,” Meneguzzo said. “To be able to coach on the court that I played on is pretty exciting and special.”
Meneguzzo graduated from Superior in 2016 leading the team in points averaging over 18 a game. So far she has lead her Spartans to a 2-1 start, winning their home opener over Fridley 81-62 Saturday, Dec. 2nd.
“Obviously, it’s been an adjustment. Every coach has their different philosophies, everybody has different concepts that they like to teach. That’s been just the biggest adjustment, change between Kontnys and then Coach Meneguzzos,” senior guard Eva Peterson said.
“She’s very intense, which is really good, Kontny was very intense too. Intense coaches are always good because they want the best for you, they know you can do good. They believe in you,” senior guard Kloe Zentkowski added.
Superior tipped off again Tuesday, Dec. 5th earning a 60-41 win over Hayward.