Change is they key word this season at Point Loma.
The Sea Lions have a new head coach, and a new starting five. It wasn't out of necessity. Ryan Looney left for Idaho State following their historic run to the Division II National Championship. Then National Player of the Year Daulton Hommes turned pro.
It's the type of stuff that happens after a really good season.
"A lot of people are probably writing us off but we're confident," forward Sterling Somers said.
And that all starts with the new guy that's calling the shots.
"Every team that I've been a part of has been striving for elite levels of success," first year head coach Matt Logie said. "I don't want it any other way."
Logie comes to a winning program, from a winning program.
In eight years at Division III Whitworth, Logie's teams made seven NCAA Tournaments, and won six conference tournament championships.
"Tradition never graduates," Logie said. "Whether you're losing an All-American like Daulton Hommes, or the guys that we were graduating at Whitworth you always have to reload."
"Our program is one that I think is built for sustained success and the ability to compete for championships year in and year out."@CoachLogie on his team's potential, after @plnubasketball's historic 2019 run.
We'll have a story on the new head coach soon on @nbcsandiego. pic.twitter.com/x8sffhYHTC — Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) October 30, 2019
He's doing that in his first season on the Point with seven new players. Even though a whole lot is different. One very important thing remains the same.
"Our expectations here haven't changed," Logie added. "Our program is one that I think is built for sustained success, and the ability to compete for championships year in and year out. So we're gonna build towards that even in year one.
"We think by the end of the year we can be a championship caliber team."
Point Loma opens up the season at home, with a visit from Humboldt State Friday at 7:30 p.m.