In the midst of his most successful season as the Cooper boys basketball coach, Bryan Conover is having some of the most fun he’s ever had coaching basketball.
And while it would be easy to attribute that to a 5-1 district record that has the Cougars in position to compete for their first district title since 1996, to do so would be to miss the bigger picture.
For Conover, it’s not so much the wins that have made this year’s Cooper squad such a joy to coach. It’s the work ethic, unselfishness and chemistry that have made those wins possible.
With six players averaging between 6.2 and 12.4 points per game for the season, this CHS team is about as balanced as any you’ll find in the area. And though many of those players could score more individually if they had a mind to, they’ve all bought into a team concept with an understanding that the more threats a team has, the harder it is to defend.