Coach Stoebner on Change:
Chris Stoebner sais: “Not only did we lose a great player in Sam McCloud but we lost a little bit of size. So this year we are going to be a little more uptempo and attempt to score easier buckets instead of getting in a grind it out half court game.
“We do not have very many returning players that saw much varsity time so we will be inexperienced but I feel we can be a very deep team maybe going 9 or 10 deep.”
Coach Stoebner on This Year’s Line-Up:
Mason Archambault: “Mason will be our lone returning starter and is a junior. I believe Mason is one of the best guards in the state. He is really smooth and can really score that basketball but maybe his best attribute is the ability to make his teammates better!”
Drew Martian: “We have two other seniors who saw playing time last year in Drew Martian and KJ Watson. Drew is a bit undersized but makes up for it with how hard he plays. He has developed a consistent outside shot which makes it tough for post player to defend him.
KJ Watson: KJ is one of our most athletic players and will be counted upon to guard the other teams best players. He is more of a slasher on O but has improved his outside shot.
Reid Brost: “A senior and will be also undersized on the post but has a knack for scoring and finding the ball. He can really run the floor!
Taylor Schultz: “A pure shooter who will provide a scoring punch on the perimeter. All these players are going to have to take on bigger roles this year both on the offensive and defensive end.”
Coach Stoebner on Year One:
“Obviously our goal is always to make it to state and see what happens from there but I think to just be playing our best basketball by the end of the season is a major goal.
“With me being a first year coach and them learning a new system it may take a little while to gel so hopefully by the end of the season will be a good indicator of what our team has potential to look like.”
Coaching is in Stoebner’s Blood
“I think just my love for the game and teacher young people is really what drives me. I've been around the game all my life having played for my dad that it's kind of in my blood and not coaching come basketball season would be a weird feeling.
“Like the players game are my favorite part of the coaching aspect. While I don't get to go on the floor and lace them up I still get to be a part of the teams success and see the growth of these young men.”
Coach Stoebner on Success:
“We have some great athletes and some great kids now it is just a matter of us working together and everyone excepting their roles and buying in to achieve our goal. If we can do that we will be successful no matter what our win loss record is!”