Mountain View High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Jon Nettleton
Years as Head Coach: 10th season
Previous Experience: 10 years in Wisconsin; (Rhinelander HS - soph head & varsity asst. 4 yrs) (Superior HS - soph head 1 yr, JV head & Varsity asst. 4 yrs)
Record Last Year: 9-13
State Titles: 2011
Varsity Asst. -Mike Dawley
JV Head - Terrance Green
JV Asst. - Brooks Crowe
Soph. Head - Justin Padour
#15 Zane Lyons - Senior Guard
“Key Players” lost from last year:
Ryan Ball – First team All-SIC
Kody Olson – Honorable mention All-SIC
Photo By: Steve Conner - #15 Zane Lyons
Written by: Ryan Lee
The Mountain View Mavericks will have a new look this season, returning only one key returner from last year’s team that went 9-13. The Mavericks missed the state tournament for the first time since 2010 last season, but hope to put a run together this year and be in contention for a state tournament berth and hope to be playing their best basketball around district playoff time.
Entering the 2014-15 season, Mountain View will have an upperclassman roster that includes seven seniors and five juniors. This group will be young and inexperienced when it comes to playing at the varsity level, but ten year head coach Jon Nettleton said his players had a great summer and put in the time and effort to be ready for the season.
The Mavericks return one key player from last year’s SIC All-Academic team in senior guard Zane Lyons, and lost first team All-SIC member Ryan Ball, and honorable mention All-SIC Kody Olson to graduation. Rounding out the seniors for Mountain View are Micah Jacobi, Caden Williams, London Perry, Andrew Elkins, Ben Godusevic, and Tyler Hastings.
Coach Nettleton knows his team has an uphill climb this year, but says this about his team, “We have a young group this year, but that young group is filled with a lot of great players. We had a great summer, but realize we have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be.”
Mountain View will have players with basketball experience this season, but not a lot of varsity experience. They will need to focus on playing hard, doing the little things, and being loyal to each other if they want to have a successful year. Look for the Mavericks to start out the season slow, but gain momentum down the stretch as they gain confidence and experience.
GAMES TO WATCH: With being in different Pods Borah and Mountain View only play once on January 30, 2015 @ Mountain View. Also catch the “Stinky Sneaker” game @ Meridian on February 10, 2015.