Posted by Coach on February 07, 2019 at 20:05:39:
In Reply to: Re: Marina posted by Coach Rack himself on February 07, 2019 at 11:36:59:
: : : : : Marina was in the B league: Lost to Fountain Valley, hammered by 20 to Newport Harbor, good team yes. Coach of the year NO!
: : : : Stop hating on the best coach in OC. Everyone is always hating on Rack. No Respect. He took Marina to the promise land this year. He couldn't help what league they were placed.
: : : : He's a great coach and people need to know that.
: : : Are you on staff or a senior captain at Marina?
: : Saw Marina play and they lost bad to a bad team! Was told they had 4 College players and would be in the top 5 this year in Orange County! What happened? Los Alamitos and Marina have players and should win 20 games every year! Not sure what is going on there, since I do not live next to the beach.
: I love that people are talking about high school basketball and the Vikings on here. We have never had talent or been good...so it is flattering to be discussed, good or bad.
: I appreciate all the supporters on this site who have our back.
: In regards to this season, there are definitely 2 games we should never have lost (FV and Schurr) although both teams are not bad, we just played horrible in both of those games.
: I will say that if we had won 20+ games people would probably not be criticizing as much. However, I went out and scheduled as many tough teams as I could. Our opponents record outside of league was 130 games over .500 combined. We only played 3 teams in non league games under .500. I could have scheduled softer, and easily won 23 games, but what good would that do us? Everyone else in OC did not schedule as hard as us in this particular year. We almost beat Villa Park and Damien, both top 10 in Southern California.
: Another thing to really consider is that when you have a program who has not won in many many years, and all of a sudden you have a good team, there is a lot more pressure on the kids in that one year to get it done. They also have never played with a target on their backs and that is tough to do when you’ve never had that. Also, I don’t know where anyone heard I had 4 college players. I have one player who signed with Lehigh, one who may sign D2. I have a junior who is an amazing 3pt shooter but not sure if his game translates to college yet or not, I hope it does!! Other than that, we’re just rolling with neighborhood kids (and 2 freshmen getting lots of PT) with no Point Guard.
: On that note, we have gotten exactly one transfer in the past 8 years (Daniel Neff 2014), and all the kids on all my teams live in our boundaries and are slated to go to marina. There are not many league champs or CiF qualifiers that can say that.
: I hope I have given you guys a lot to talk about and discuss on here. I encourage you all to use your real names if you want to make any type of slandering-type (negative) comments. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just keep it classy if you can.
: I vote Derek Mitchell @ Cypress as coach of the year. He’s a great friend and coach and deserves every bit of it. Hope we can make a run in the next couple weeks!
Well said, Coach Rack. Thanks for doing it the right way and being a great member of the coaching community. Aside from Cherokee Parks and the 3-diculous years, there hasn't been much to speak of for Marina basketball. Be proud of what you're doing..
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