WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - It might be the offseason for UNCW women's basketball, but head coach Karen Barefoot is not soaking up the sun this summer.
"People think it just stops and you go away to the beach," Barefoot said of the offseason. "We are trying to get ahead of our opponent. We are ready to compete for a championship."
To do that, Barefoot and her staff have been recruiting.
"You have to think ahead and look at your depth chart and see where you are at," said Barefoot. "Next year, we have eight players that I have recruited since being here a year ago."
Barefoot and her staff are evaluating players who are years away from signing with the Seahawks.
"We are looking at 2020s," the coach said. "Even though we have a spot left in 2019, we are thinking ahead."
She's not only working ahead on recruiting. Barefoot is also working on the Seahawks' nonconference schedule as far out to 2020.