Indy5 wrote:I know this is ever but as far as current caoches go, I would have to say Scott Medalen from Bishop Ryan is up there. He is an outstanding coach that always has a great gamplan. His teams usually have about 40 plays just in the half court against man! Bishop Ryan has been his only job coaching boys, before then he coached girls at DLB. Since he got to Ryan in the 04-05 season his team has been to regionals every year except for last. His first year there, they made it to the region championship and got beat in a close game by eventual state runner-up Bottineau. Bottineau barely lost to NR-S is the title game. His second year, they cam back and beat Bottineau in the region championship. (Bottineau was even better than the year before.) In his third year, he lost 3 main scorers and some good role players and they weren't expected to be that good. They ended up winning the region with a team full of Juniors(although they hadn't seen much time because of the great seniors the year before). They finished 3rd with their loss coming to state runner-up Trinity. His fourth year they won the region again and finished 8th at state. They lost in the first round to eventual state runner-up TL-M by 2 or 3. They did lose the next morning to Four Winds but I question how much effort they had in that game. It was a year they were suppose to win state, and they lost in the first round (to a team with 1 loss but still suffered that disappointment), then they had to come back and try to play the next morning. In his fifth year, they lost out in the district tournament. They were a team full of sophmores.
In his tenure, they have graduated their whole team twice. The first time, they came back just as good. The second time they came back and didn't make regionals. I think the main difference is the first time, the new team was mostly all juniors. The second time, the new team was mostly sophmores. As you can see, this year when that team is juniors, they are back to a state tournament caliber team.
Hinsa wrote:Ed Beyer. He dominated Class B when there were still 200+ schools playing and the regions had 32 or so teams in them. Took teams to state in 4 decades - 60's, 70s, 80, 90s. No one had his teams better prepared to play.
Flip wrote:Indy5 wrote: His teams usually have about 40 plays just in the half court against man!
This has nothing to do with preparedness or quality of coach.
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