The shot clock era in Minnesota high school basketball is still a couple of seasons away, but in Windom, support among the coaches and administration was unanimous.
Windom Activities Director Jeremy O’Donnell said that both the Eagles’ girls and boys basketball coaching staff and administration were in favor of the decision, which was unanimously approved by the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors Thursday.
The 35-second shot clock comes into effect for the 2023-24 season.
O’Donnell said the one-time expense was less than he anticipated, but added it is likely Windom will set up shot clocks in both the Blue and Gold gyms, as the Gold Gym is occasionally used for varsity games and is frequently used for B-squad.
The district also would see the ongoing expense of having an additional worker at each game — or two, if there are simultaneous events in each gym, in the event of a doubleheader.
More on this story will appear in the Dec. 8 print edition of the Citizen.