New Plymouth High School
Conference: 2A Western Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Denise Oliver
Years as Head Coach: 14
Previous Experience: Emmett Head Coach
Record Last Year: 13-7
State Titles: Champions 2000-2001
Hollie Foust & Clete Edmunson
Who do you have coming back this year?
Kylee Garrick- PG Sr. – Kaylee Forsberg- G- Sr. Brittany Verigan- G Jr. Hailey Ray- P Jr Taylor Frates P Jr.
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Kylee Garrick- WIC Player of the Year- 2nd team all state- Brittany Verigan- 2nd team WIC
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Kylee Garrick, Brittany Verigan were our leading scorers. We have a good sophomore class and are looking forward to having them involved in the varsity program.
Photo By: Patty Theurer - #11 Brittany Verigan
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Our team will be quick and should be able to successfully run the fast break. When needed, we have the kids that can execute and offense set.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Shooting percentage, turnovers and improve and use our inside game more.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Because we are quick we will full court press most teams. We have kids that play well together and have the ability and pride to guard hard. Hopefully we can convert steals to points. Our defensive leader is Kylee Garrick.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Rebounding and our match up zone.
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
Play hard, play smart and play together
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
This is a great group of dedicated kids that have the ability to be very successful. Watching them guard will be exciting.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Melba because they beat us in the state tournament last year
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
Basketball is my passion. I am excited for every season. I love the fact that I get to be involved in the lives of these kids and have the opportunity to influence them. Watching the athletes come together and succeed is a fantastic feeling.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
We have great teachers and administration, supportive parents and dedicated athletes.