Valley High School
Conference: 2A Canyon Conference
Head Coach: Brian Hardy
Years as Head Coach: 1
Previous Experience: 14 years as Varsity girls coach
Record Last Year: 19-6
State Titles: 2001 2A State Champions
Who do you have coming back this year?
Cole Lickey, F, JR, 6’1”;
Jesse Nelson, G, SR, 5’9”;
Bryler Reed, G, SR, 5’7”
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Cole Lickley was All-Conference
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
I think we will have to be a more balanced team on offense this year and we should have several different players that opponents will have to focus on.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
3 Pt shooting
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
We have decent quickness and enough size that we can match up, as long as we stay out of foul trouble.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We will have to focus on defensive rebounding if we want to be successful.
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
EPIC—Every Possession Is Critical
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
I like our team chemistry and the way the guys feed off one another and play hard for each other.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Any conference game. They are meaningful.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Finding a formula for ending games, finding a guy or two that wants to take charge and doesn’t shy away from the pressure
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
I really enjoy being in the gym and watching guys make improvement in practice. You can see it in their eyes when they start to have confidence in a particular skill.