Declo High School
Conference: 2A Canyon Conference
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Head Coach: Jacoby Fox
Years as Head Coach: 1st Season
Previous Experience: 5 Years Head Coach at Canyon Ridge HS
Record Last Year: 1-21
State Titles: 1998, 2003
Trey Ramsey, G, 12
Hunter Olsen, G, 12
Trey Smyer, G, 11
Keegan Duncan, F, 10
Incoming impact players:
Richard Robertson, P, 11
Micah Mensing, G, 11
Written by: Sven Alskog
Not much went the way of the Declo Hornets last season, just one year after winning the consolation championship.
Following a 1-21 mark a coaching change has been made on the sideline as Jacoby Fox takes over the reins hoping to get things headed back in the right direction.
The coaching change marks the second in as many years, meaning the players will once again need to learn some new terminologies.
Fox, previously at Canyon Ridge, knows how to get players to rally around him, so expect Declo to become more competitive fairly early in the season under the new leadership.
A trio of guards will be the primary scoring punch for the Hornets between seniors Trey Ramsey and Hunter Olsen and junior Trey Smyer.
Offensively the athleticism and up-tempo offense are expected strengths. After struggling with it last season, Declo hopes to get easy transition buckets.
The work ethic is there for these players who are eager to get into the gym and prove last year was an aberration.
"[We have] hard working guys that are eager to learn and develop as players," said Fox.
Keegan Duncan is another returner as a sophomore, with post player Richard Robertson and guard Micah Mensing juniors who Fox thinks can be impact newcomers.
Finding more easy baskets will be paramount for a team that struggled to get good shots last season. In an effort to make things easier Declo will play fast and look to get out and run. The new focus should lead to more easy buckets.
After five seasons at Canyon Ridge at the 4A classification, Fox will lead Declo in a 2A conference with just one other team in Wendell.
His task gets underway December 2 against the Gooding Senators.