Trinity boys use "team-first" mentality through undefeated start

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- There's a new leader on the block in 4A DII.

Undefeated Trinity Academy is blowing past the competition at 8-0 on the early season, and the Knights are doing so with a brand new head coach.

Chance Lindley joins Trinity Academy after Chance spending several years coaching Division 1 college women’s basketball. Lindley served as the head coach for the University of Nebraska Omaha from 2011-13, and as the assistant coach for the University of Arizona from 2008-11.

He said he just asks his boys to "buy-in" to his program.

"When you take over a new program, there's changes to be made," he said. "I think it all depends on these kids and how quickly they buy in, both offensively and defensively. And these young men have been phenomenal as far as trusting the process and getting better every day."

They're not only "trusting the process," but they're trusting their own teammates. Senior guard Jacob Baker bought in immediately.

"I would call any one of these guys my brothers," he said. "I would do anything for them. We play well together and I don't know, we share the ball, we're unselfish, it's the key to winning."

Senior center Hillard Cozine said their style of play is unseen by most at the high school level.

"The unselfish behavior, it's pretty rare at this level," he said. "We don't care who gets the credit, it's all about the success of our team. We have scorers but we all do our part. That's all that matters, do your part and pick each other up."