Rocky Mountain High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Emery Roy
Years as Head Coach: 3rd year
Previous Experience: Coach Roy was Head Varsity Coach at Meridian High School eight years before going to Centennial twenty-five years ago. During this time, his teams have won 17 District, 17 SIC, and one Metro title. Under Coach Roy's leadership, his teams have also qualified for the State Tournament 28 out of 31 years and played for the State Championship 12 times en route to winning 9 titles.
He has been selected Coach of the Year in District 17 times and State 10 times. In 1999 he was inducted into the Idaho High School Hall of Fame. That same year he was also selected as Idaho’s Girls Basketball Coach of the Century.
During his coaching career Coach Roy has produced 6 McDonald's All Americans, 7 High School All Americans, 50 All State Players, and 62 of his Players were offered College Scholarships. Four of these players went on to become College All Americans. One of them also played 3 years of Professional Basketball in Europe. His overall record is 729 wins and 163 losses.
Record Last Year: 24-2
Bob Brunzell – Assistant
Dana Gaudet – Assistant
Alycia Osterhout – Junior Varsity Coach
Robert David - Sophomore Coach
Who do you have coming back this year?
#21 Maya Rodgers – Senior Guard – She is back from a torn ACL she suffered last summer.
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Megan Hochstein (All-Idaho Girls first-team) – 5A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year; Hochstein, a 6-1 Idaho State signee, averaged 12.5 ppg and 7.2 rpg.
Madi Kelly – (All-Idaho Girls second-team) – 2nd leading scorer, led team in assists and steals.
Photo By: Steve Conner - #21 Maya Rodgers
Written by: Ryan Lee
After a state runner-up finish to Coeur d’Alene last season, Rocky Mountain looks to be in rebuilding mode after losing seven seniors to graduation. Two of those seniors, in Madi Kelly and Megan Hochstein, didn’t only lead the team in assists, steals, rebounds and points, but both went onto play for Division 1 schools.
The Grizzlies will have a lot to replace this season, but nine-time state champion, third year coach Emery Roy looks to be up to the challenge. “I look forward to the upcoming season. I know we lost some great talent last year, but I am looking forward to the challenge of maturating our younger inexperience players and returning to the state tournament.”
Rocky Mountain will be led by Senior guard, Maya Rodgers, who returned during the season last year after tearing her ACL over the summer. She will need to step in and fill the main leadership role and make sure the younger players progress, if the Grizzles want to make it back to the state tournament again this season.
GAMES TO WATCH: Eagle and Mountain View only play once this season. Don’t miss this always intense rivalry game on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Eagle High School.