From the little second and third graders running frivolously across the gym floor to the high schoolers who pull on the Second Baptist School jersey. Development has always played a key role in Herndon's programs and even more so in the 2020-2021 season with just one senior gracing the roster.
"It's so much fun working with younger girls," Herndon said. "The bulk of what we have out there this year is 10th graders. It's been really pleasing. The players this year just want to continue living out the legacy of the example that the girls set for them last year."
The example that the Class of 2020 left is apparent that the returners took it to heart.
Despite being a young team, including having a freshman point guard in Olivia Sauvageau as one of the five starters, the Second Baptist School has done what they expected in the house to do.
An undefeated record in district play brought another district crown to Second Baptist School and a first-round bye in the 2021 TAPPS 5A Playoffs. Instead of taking the week off, the Lady Eagles faced perennial TAPPS 6A power, St. Agnes Academy, last Friday as a playoff warmup.