Buck said she has spoken with Godlevske once every few weeks since initially being recruited.
“I've gotten to know him, and we've built a good relationship,” she said.
The continuity Godlevske brings to the table will benefit Buck moving forward, but she was still upset after hearing rumors that Couture had been fired. Buck felt that Couture was a good coach, and said the two had already built a strong relationship.
Godlevske coached at Bedford North Lawrence High School for seven seasons prior to joining Butler as an assistant. Less than one week into his tenure as head coach, Godlevske announced the hire of his first staff member.
Damon Bailey, who worked with Godlevske for four seasons at Bedford North Lawrence, was named an assistant coach on Tuesday. The pair won a state title together while Godlevske was at the helm, and Bailey won an additional state title after Godlevske left for Butler.
Bailey, a former Indiana Mr. Basketball played at Indiana University under coach Bob Knight. Following a four-year career with the Hoosiers, Bailey was selected 44th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1994 NBA Draft.
Though she won't work with the coach that recruited her, Buck has a lot to look forward to in playing for Bailey.
“It's exciting to play for such a good guard,” Buck said. “I'm excited to learn from him.”
Buck averaged 17.8 points and 3.2 steals per game in her senior season. The third team all state honoree will next play in exhibition games with the Indiana Girl's All-Star team on June 9 and June 11.