By Mark Kern, Northeast Ohio Media Group
on March 24, 2015 1:23 PM, updated March 24, 2015 4:43 PM
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Holy Name boys basketball team’s season ended with a loss in a regional final to Defiance, but the Green Wave were still able to enjoy the best season for the program since 1954.
The team got off to a slow start early in the season, but by the end of the year, was click on all cylinders.
Coach Jeff Huber, a 2000 graduate of St. Edward spoke to the Northeast Ohio Media Group about this season, and what is next for the program.
Q: What were the expectations heading into the season?
A: “I thought we were going to be a very competitive team, because we brought back some great experience to go with young talent. I think we actually started out a little slower than I thought we would, but at the end of the year, I think we were playing better than I could have imagined. That is what made this team so special, is the fact that I have never seen a team improve so much throughout the season.”
Q: Was there a point in the year where you knew your team could make a deep playoff run.
A: “To me, there were really two games. The first was against Cleveland Central Catholic, as we fell to them by only three points. The other game was against Villa Angela-St. Joseph, where we were in the game for nearly three quarters. Both of these teams are terrific, and have a great chance of winning a state championship this year. When we were able to be right in the game with them, I knew we would have a chance against most teams on our schedule.”