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Sheffield takes over at QND: 'It's something I've always wanted'

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Veteran assistant basketball coach Bob Sheffield speaks at a Monday morning news conference announcing his promotion to QND head coach. Veteran assistant basketball coach Bob Sheffield speaks at a Monday morning news conference announcing his promotion to QND head coach.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Bob Sheffield spent all but one of Scott Douglas' 17 seasons as Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach on the same bench.

Admittedly, Sheffield says he would have remained in that role if not for Douglas' decision to step down.

Fittingly, Sheffield is going to replace Douglas.

The veteran assistant coach was named the Raiders new head coach on Monday morning nearly five weeks after Douglas' decision to step down.

Joined by his wife and three sons Sheffield is stressing to fans don't expect much to change despite the fact that he's in charge now.

"Why fix something that's not broke? We've been very successful the last 17 years and I still have a very similar philosophy," Sheffield said. 

"We're going to get up into you and force you to play fast. You're going to see some changes in just some little things on the floor."

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This will be Sheffield's first opportunity as a head coach at the varsity level.

"It's something I've always wanted," he indicated. 

"I wasn't in a rush. I always told (former head coach Scott Douglas) as long as he's here, I'm here. If he was here for another 20 years I was going to be right by his side. To have this opportunity means a lot to me and I'm excited."

Sheffield inherits a team that graduates an extremely talented senior class and will have three seniors next season.

He's very impressed with the younger group and says he's looking forward to watching them grow.

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