Bud Randall Named Basketball Head Coach at Enterprise High
Enterprise High School has announced Bud Randall as the new head basketball coach for the boy’s basketball team after long time coach Larry B. Shurtliff announced his retirement at the end of the boy’s basketball season.
Enterprise High released this statement, “We are very excited to announce Bud Randall as the new head boys basketball coach. He brings with him a lot of experience and passion for the game and a love of students. We are confident he will continue the winning tradition of Enterprise boys basketball.”
Randall was born and raised in Enterprise and knows what it takes to find success. He said, “I had the opportunity of playing for one of the best coaches in the state and who was inducted into the Utah Hal of Fame, Coach Larry Shurtliff. With his leadership, knowledge of the and game and execution, we were able to win 3 straight State Championships from 1986-1988.”
Randall started his coaching career at Enterprise High School in 1992 as an assistant coach under Artie Johnson and Gordon Dotson. He became the Head Coach at Marsh Valley High School in Arimo, Idaho in 1997. He moved on to Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho in 1999 and spent seven years as a Varsity Assistant where they won five Region Champions and the two state Championships.
After finding success in Idaho, Randall moved back to Enterprise in 2006 as the Varsity Assistant and has held several coaching positions and spent three valuable years working closely with Coach Larry B. Shurtliff. Randall said, “It has been a great opportunity for me to learn from many outstanding masters of the game for many years of my life. I have also loved being a part of preparing players for game situations and being an influence in preparing them for life.”
Randall is now turning his knowledge and talents towards working with the Enterprise Wolves as the Head Coach. He is looking to bring passion into the game and teach his players how to put in hard work in the offseason, in order to have a winning season. “The best thing a player can do is shoot. Steph Curry makes 500 shots a day. That doesn’t include how many overall shots he took”, said Randall discussing his new philosophy.
While teaching younger players in City league ball, Randall would teach his players how to win and gain skills along the way. What Randall is teaching tomorrow will go from his new Varsity players all the way down to the future Wolves who long to be on the team.
Coach Randall has many plans in the works including upcoming summer tournaments, new dates for the Blue and Gold tournament, and he is looking at bringing in a couple new coaches. Randall said, “I hope, with the help of my coaching staff, that we can continue the winning tradition at Enterprise High School.”
The Wolves also will be facing off against some new opponents next season as they lose Delta High and South Sevier High who are moving on to play at the 3A level and the Wolves will pick up Gunnison Valley, Parowan High, and North Sevier High as they move into Region 13, 2A.
Randall has been coaching for 25 years, and he has seen a lot of great teams lose because they don’t play as a team. He has seen okay players win championships because they play as a team. He is a master at calling plays and is determined to keep the Wolves in the top spot, aiming for the 2A Championship each year. Coach Bud Randall said, “I’m excited for this opportunity to coach the Enterprise Basketball Team.”