The Tates Creek girls' basketball program hasn't enjoyed much success in recent years. The Commodores have had five consecutive losing seasons, and have won only four of their last 63 games.
Jan Perkins, who was recently hired as Tates Creek's new coach, thinks much better days are ahead.
"When I first met the girls, I told them, 'it's our time', and I really do believe that.
"It's definitely going to be a challenge, but we've got a lot of girls on board and they want things to change. Now it's just a matter of getting in the gym and working."
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Perkins, who played high school basketball at Estill County, is a former assistant at Lexington Christian and West Jessamine.
"All my life I've wanted to be a head coach," she said. "The timing never seemed right before. But now that my children are a little more self-sufficient, the timing's right."
Perkins, a chemistry teacher at Henry Clay, has two daughters. Alex, 16, attends Henry Clay. Katelyn, 13, attends Tates Creek Middle.
Perkins thinks there's "lots of talent" at Tates Creek. "It's just getting them to buy into my system. I worked with them for the first time three days last week, and we had three great open gyms.
"I really believe we have as much opportunity as any school in the (43rd) district to make waves."
Perkins said this isn't a short-term commitment to Tates Creek. "I'm not going anywhere. I'm not retiring anytime soon. I want to change the program, get it going in the right direction and hopefully be there for a long time."