It's the same old business for Osborne this season with fewer responsibilities, but there's more time to devote to basketball, too.
Osborne joked that wasn't evident in the Dots' 53-39 loss to Tolsia in a tough Cardinal Conference defeat Tuesday.
"I get to spend more time looking at basketball, getting ready," he said. "It didn't look like it (Tuesday), but I've enjoyed it."
Extra time preparing also means more one-on-one time with the players.
"He gets more time to go over film, assess film, stats," Payne said. "He watches film over and over again. He's here on Sundays. He'll text us on Sundays 'Anybody want to shoot? Come in,' and we come in and shoot, watch film, just like any other day off."
Osborne said the players, as well as support of staff, faculty and community keep him from surrendering his post.
"I love coaching basketball and I love Poca High School and our community, I love our kids there," he said. "I've done it for 40 years. Enjoy going to the gym, enjoy scouting, getting ready for games. I still enjoy coaching."
With that sentiment in mind, Osborne stepped away from his other duties, but wasn't quite ready to turn over the coach's clipboard.
"I enjoyed teaching, I enjoyed the AD job," he said. "It's just time to let go and we'll do this at least for one year and make a decision at the end of the year."
Until Osborne's last day, one thing's fairly sure. They'll be at least one gym rat occupying the Poca gym basement.