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Genesee High School

School Info
Conference: 1AD1 Whitepine League
Classification: 1A D1


Head Coach: Brandon McIntosh

Years as Head Coach: First year

Previous Experience: 1 year head coach @ Asotin HS, 4 years Freshmen/JV/Varsity Asst. @ Moscow HS

Record Last Year: 9-12

State Titles: Two (1986-87, 2007-8)


Who do you have coming back this year?
Kaleigh Ranisate SG/SF So. 5'7; Kayla Cornell PG/SG So. 5'3; Brittney Burt SG/SF Sr. 5'6; Cierra Mayer PG/SG So. 5'2; Sydney Cornell PG/SG Sr. 5'5; Raechel Osterberg C Sr. 5'11; Stephanie Becker PF/SF Sr. 5'6 Holly Carter PF/C Sr. 5'8 Sammy Sperber SF/PF Jr. 5'8 Sam Moser PF/SF Sr. 5'10

Any Returning Players with Honors?
Sam Moser- 2nd Team All-League

Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Lost one player to graduation, Karli Bennett PG.

Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Of the 10 returning, a few floated last season. Those players who may have an impact are as follows… 1 Kaleigh Ranisate SG/SF So. 5'7; 2 Kayla Cornell PG/SG So. 5'3; 3 Cierra Mayer PG/SG So. 5'2

Photo By: Chad Hewitt - #32 Sam Moser
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Talented senior class with size and smarts. Look for contributions inside from Sam Moser, Holly Carter, and Raechel Osterberg around the rim. Along the perimeter, contributions from Sydney Cornell with ball control, passing, and scoring. This is a team oriented offense. They will learn to work together not for individual numbers. Must make good decisions, control the ball, and the tempo.

Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Ball handling, reducing turnovers, points scored, free throw %, shooting %, 3-pters MADE and %

As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Defensively, we hope for great things from our seniors from the leadership stand point and hope it trickles down to the underclassmen. A strong desire to work hard and be aggressive is needed. Speed.

Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Rebounding, creating turnovers, limiting second chance points, being more aggressive and physical, contesting every shot, working hard and together for 32 minutes.

Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
“Together for 32” and “One More”

What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
Returning so many players and being able to coach/teach a great group which includes at least 6 seniors. Seeing what this team will accomplish this season. We spend most of November and December on the road-only 2 home games, 8 road games, let’s see how we handle that. Watching the growth of the team within the new system. Watching the players buy in to the motto “Together for 32”. Learning to compete and play at Genesee level not our opponent's level/pace.

For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
This may sound cliché, but it is important for our fans to come out and watch every game. We have a strong schedule against Lapwai, Prairie, and Kamiah all who represented the league at State last season. Deary and Kendrick represented 1A Division II at State last year. We have 10 games against teams that qualified for State last season. It is important for our community and fans to support this team, this program. This team will work hard to improve from a year ago, two years ago, even three years ago. They put in a lot of work this summer learning a new system and playing style. Fans need to come watch our team and the new way we will play.

What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Willing to learn, grow, and put the team before self. Go the extra mile and get/do "One More” and be “together for 32”. This group has the potential to go places, but need to get out of the way of itself to go places. They must take every step, every drill, every day, every play together.

If you could change one rule in high school basketball, what would it be?
Idaho needs a shot clock. Games can get slow and boring. A shot clock will speed up the game and bring more excitement. Strategy would come in to play more. Keep the 10 second back court rule and add the shot clock.

Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
To teach, to mentor, to improve the lives of athletes, to teach life lesson to be used beyond basketball. To be a part of player development and teach confidence and competitiveness. To share my passion for the game.

What makes your school the best place to coach for?
This is the best place because of the community, the fans, and the players. History in Genesee has brought 2 State titles and many trips to the State tourney. It has been a few years since the last appearance, but this group of players are ready (esp. the seniors) to get back there this season.


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