FARMINGTON — Aztec High basketball received a complete coaching overhaul in the offseason.

The Tigers hired new coaches to lead both the boys' and girls' program.

Robert McCaskill was named as the girls' head coach, and Tony Dinallo was selected for the boys' job.

Dinallo has spent the last decade teaching at San Juan College and working with the club team there. Prior to that, he was Piedra Vista's first boys basketball coach in school history.

"I started the club team (at San Juan College) and that kind of got me going again," he said of his return to coaching at the high school level.

Dinallo is hoping to bring stability to a program that is on its third coach in as many seasons.

"I feel like the kids here deserve a good program," he said.

Dinallo plans to incorporate an up-tempo offense and strong defense into the Tigers' program.

"We want to move the ball pretty well and push it down the floor. It's a team offense, and we'll see what happens," he said. "Defensively, we'll try to play a real hard pressure man."

The Aztec coach likes the group of guys he'll be coaching and thinks they'll be competitive right away.

"We have a lot of guys here who want to win and we just have to coach them on how to," Dinallo said. "After seeing these kids, they're a neat mix that wants to play."

McCaskill spent the last five seasons at 2A Estancia coaching the boys' basketball team to a pair of playoff appearances in that time.

"I'm just going to try and build the program," McCaskill said. "We just want to get better every game throughout the season."

The new Lady Tigers head coach said his primary focus will be improving Aztec on the defensive end.

"I have a defensive style, that's my forte," he said. "Tough man-to-man defense is a strong principle I'm looking to bring in."

McCaskill said he doesn't see a lot of differences in moving from a boys' head coach with the Bears to the girls' team in Aztec, and he expects to seamlessly work in his style of play.

McCaskill takes over for Ben Tensay, who coached Aztec the last two seasons, leading the Lady Tigers to a 20-34 record.

Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.