Jerome Ragsdale has stepped into a potentially promising situation at Loch Raven as the girls basketball coach.
The Raiders return eight varsity players, including three starters, to give Ragsdale plenty of experience for his first year at the helm.
On top of that, talented point guard Kwanshae Stevenson transferred from Woodlawn and four players from last year's 11-4 JV team, also coached by Ragsdale, have also joined the varsity.
His familiarity with his players should help the Raiders reach their goals.
"I know the girls' strengths and weaknesses," said Ragsdale, who coached the program's JV the past two seasons. "A lot of the girls have played for me at one point in time so they know what I expect out of them. That's what has made the transition a smooth one."