As we come to the end of another year, it’s a good time to reflect. For our basketball program, 2017 was a tremendous year. Among the accomplishments:
-School record 23 wins in 2016-2017 season
-Second district championship in 3 years
-Winner of Rush For a Cause North Royalton tournament
-School record 103 points in a game 2x
-Ranked in the top 20 of Cleveland.com Top 25
-Freshman team finishing 2016-2017 20-0 (and JV 17-2)
-Great Lakes Conference Co-Champs
-Starting this year with a 8-0 record
-Currently ranked #19 in Cleveland.com Top 25
-Dwayne Cohill Great Lakes Conference Player of the Year, Division II Northeast Lakes Player of the Year and First Team All Ohio
-Two of last year’s seniors (Sean Hickey and Malique Burton) currently playing college basketball (at Franciscan and Westminster).
-Senior Dwayne Cohill committed to play at the University of Dayton
-Team GPA above 3.6 throughout the calendar year
As a coach, it is sometimes hard in the moment to appreciate the good things that are happening. It is easy to always be caught up in the next game. So taking a little time to reflect is a good thing. I have been blessed to work with such tremendous young men, and all those accomplishments are a credit to them. Their dedication and effort motivates me to continue to try and improve as a coach. Their abilities extend far beyond the basketball court and I believe all of them have bright futures in whatever fields they choose. I am thankful to work with them.
While 2017 was a special year, I am even more excited for 2018. I believe we have a special team that is determined to exceed the success of last year. They know the bar has been set high, but they view that as a challenge. Their challenge is to be their personal best every day. If they do that, the sky is the limit. I have complete confidence in their ability to do so, and can’t wait to see what this coming year holds. Happy New Year!