2006 – 07 Creswell Boys
Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Stan Mercer 895-6116 (work)
JV2 Rich Milne 895-6112 (work)
Sr Jake Thomas Sr Stephan Thaerigen Jr Jerry Barajas
Sr Ryan Beltran Jr Justin Kambak Soph Nick Ehrich
Sr Ken Dahl Jr Jerryd Forgey Fr Trevor Delaplain
Sr Mario Meza Soph Kyler Brown Fr Zach Jones
Jr Jasem Dulany Soph Grayson
Jr Jordan Ellison Soph Eric Gerlach Fr Robert Shepler
Jr Trevor Johnson Soph Ryan Kounovsky Fr Clark Woodworth
Jr Dalyn Stram Soph Garrett Presley
Soph AJ Beltran
Soph Aleks Gabrio
Soph Darrell Risen
2006 – 07 Bulldogs Boys’ Basketball Rules and Expectations
We, as a coaching staff, feel that it is critical that all players attend every practice. We do understand that emergencies do come up, such as illnesses and family events. In these cases it is important that the player call his coach in time to prepare for his absence for that practice. All other absences are considered unexcused. The first unexcused practice will result in not playing in the next scheduled game. The second unexcused practice will result in the removal from the team. It is imperative that the lines of communication between player and coach are clear so that misunderstandings do not occur. Furthermore, if grades become an issue for a player the coach may require that a player attend practice in street clothes to work on assignments. This is NOT considered a practice absence, though by missing the physical part of the practice, the player may see limited playing time in the next contest.
All coaches, players, and managers in the Creswell Boys Basketball program will be required to wear dress pants (no jeans), collared shirt and tie on ALL game days. We feel that game days are a special day and wi will dress accordingly. We also feel that it is important to look dood on and off the court as we represent our school and community. This is part of building “Bulldog Pride” in our program.
Riding the Bus To and From Games:
It is strongly recommended that all players ride up and back to a game on the bus with their coaches and teammates. This gives us an opportunity to talk and debrief with our players as a program. If emergencies occur, please contact the coach before the trip and we will need a note signed by a parent. We would like players going home with parents to be the exception, not the rule.
Seating During Games:
When a player is watching another team in our program we would like to see our teams sit together (especially on the road). Our teams dress down immediately following half time of the previous game. This means that they should sit as a team through the first half of the game. Similarly, when a team is finished dressing down after a game they should sit as a team to watch the conclusion of the following game. We understand that this is sometimes difficult to do at home games, but we would like to see this type of team unity as much as possible. Sitting as a team will be required on road trips.
Technical Fouls by Players:
Drug, Tobacco and/or Alcohol Use:
The amount of playing time for each individual is the sole responsibility of his coach. When a particular players amount of playing time becomes an issue, it is that player’s responsibility to immediately set up a meeting with his coach and discuss the issue. This type of communication is essential for the player to understand the situation and gain clarity from the coaches perspective. As coaches we have reasons for making the decisions that we do, and will be happy to share them with our players. This generally resolves any issues that a player may have, but not always. In those cases where the coach/player discussion does not lead to resolution, then a meeting with a parent and the athletic director (Mr. Goldspink) needs to be arranged. It is NOT acceptable for a parent or guardian to approach a coach directly before or after a game. This should be done with a phone call the following day.
It is important that a coach needs to do what is best for his team and our program, and that it is impossible to satisfy all players and parents with regard to playing time during the course of a season. It is important, however, that the communication is clear and concise so that each player and team continues to improve and compete at a high level throughout the season.
Creswell Boys Basketball Coaching Staff