She didn't get the job the first time she tried, but Stephanie Baker is not complaining about the two-year wait she had to become the girls basketball coach at Danville.
Baker, a former University of Kentucky player, applied for the job two years ago when the Danville hired Justin Schommer. He led the Admirals to their winningest season ever (20-8) last season that included Danville's first All "A" Classic 12th Region championship, but recenlty resigned to take a position in North Dakota.
Now Baker has been picked to continue the building process Schommer started.
"I am so excited," she said. "I've always wanted to be a head coach. I know we will have a young team next year, but I watched them practice before I accepted the job and I saw a lot of excitement. They were a well disciplined team that looked hungry to keep winning."
Danville loses four of its top players off last season's team, but that doesn't worry Baker.