Dietrich High School
Conference: 1AD2 Sawtooth Conference
Classification: 1A D2
Head Coach: Wayne Dill
Years as Head Coach: 12
Previous Experience: 8 years assistant at Dietrich, 3 years assistant in northern Virginia
Record Last Year: 23-3
State Titles: 1966
Jeff Weber, Wally Bingham, Steve Fisher
Who do you have coming back this year?
Vance Perron, sr., wing, 6’ 2”, Cooper Astle, sr., point gd, 5’9”, Jacob Dalton, sr. wing/post, 6’2’, Chandler Tew, sr., wing/post, 5’11”, Hazen Weber, sr. wing, 5’10” Aaron Smith, sr., wing, 5’8”, Trey Dill, jr., 6’3” wing/post
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Vance Perron, all Sawtooth Conference, Trey Dill, all Sawtooth Conference and 2nd team All State
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Center Kaden Power, 300 point scorer, excellent rebounder and guard Logan Porter, excellent defender who ran the offense and fast break well.
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Liam Bingham, 5’8” jr. point gd, Austin Fenstermaker, 6’2” jr. post, and Ignacio Ramirez, 5’8” jr. wing
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
We fast break and go to the goal well. Some of our patrons coined the name “Controlled Chaos” for our fast break. We shoot the ball well most of the time, Vance Perron, Jacob Dalton and Trey Dill all scored over 300 points each last year, with Trey leading at 13.1 ppg. Chandler Tew shoots the ball well and Cooper Astle runs the offense. Hazen Weber, Aaron Smith, Austin Fenstermaker run the floor well and Liam Bingham takes care of the ball. Ignacio Ramirez goes to the goal well.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We would like to be more consistent shooting the ball and improve our secondary break by making good decisions at the end of the break.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Cooper Astle, Chandler Tew and Jacob Dalton are shut down defenders. Trey Dill and Austin Fenstermaker are strong on the boards.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Limit opposing teams put back points and communicate better
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
Speed up the fast break and score more.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
Speed and skill level. All 10 can play the game.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Salmon River on Friday Dec. 6th. They are defending state champions and return most of their team.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Developing good team chemistry
If you could change one rule in high school basketball, what would it be?
Do away with the mercy rule. Coaches that play all their kids whenever possible don’t need one.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
I enjoy teaching basketball skills and am grateful to be able to do so. It’s very gratifying to watch young players develop and be able to be competitive with other good players.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
We have good kids to work with