Kuna High School
Conference: 4A Southern Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Brian Deatherage
Years as Head Coach: 2
Previous Experience: 4 yrs @ Middleton, 3 yrs @ Skyview, 3 yrs @ Highland
Record Last Year: 8-16
State Titles: 1 Boys State Title in the 80’s
Tracy Donaldson, Joe Klefner, B.J Sorenson
Who do you have coming back this year?
Shawn Stanley Guard (Sr., 5’9”)
Jake Johnsons Guard (Soph., 6’5”)
Drew Nixon Guard, Sr. (5’11”)
Jamison Tolbert Guard (Jr., 6’1”)
Zack Rose Guard, Jr. (6’1”)
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Shawn Stanley Honorable Mention SIC
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Cameron Francis Post, Effort and Energy
Photo By: Brian Losness - #4 Shawn Stanley
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
We are becoming more balanced where multiple individuals can score and we as a team can score in many different ways
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
We play hard and play with passion in the defense
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
Talented returning players, better comradery and cohesiveness.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Vs. BK @ Quest Arena, Feb. 1 at 4:30 prior to the Stampede game. We feel they are the best team in the league and we want to challenge them for that top spot!
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Playing our best basketball at the right time!
If you could change one rule in high school basketball, what would it be?
Add a Shot clock. That would emphasize more facets of the game for coaches.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
Relationships with players
What makes your school the best place to coach for?