HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) -- Last year was an experiment and this year, they're inching closer to the real deal. It’s a unique model for a main campus to have branch campuses with athletics, but that is exactly what Campbellsville Harrodsburg is doing.
"There aren't many coaches that have the opportunity to start something from scratch," said head coach Herve Kouna. "Being at the foundation level is exciting."
"The first chance for a college basketball team so we make history I guess," said Damian Burdette. "I can start my own legacy and this is a chance to do it."
And that's why this Tigers program has the chance to succeed. The campus offers four year degrees and tech programs and when you pair that with a brand new basketball team, it gives kids a second chance to pursue their passions.
"I go all out because this is an incredible opportunity that not a lot of people get and I am blessed to have," said former Dunbar star Devin Baker.
"Most of the kids we have struggled where they were coming from. We promised them that coming here we will help them reach their potential of body, mind and purpose," said Kouna.
As a probationary member of the United State Collegiate Athletic Association, this season will serve as a stepping stone for the future. They're set to break ground on a multi-million dollar athletic facility and from there, nowhere to go but up.