The 2010-11 boys' basketball season gets underway this week for several of the local schools, and it was Fountain Valley that got a head start Monday at the Orange Coast Optimist//Pio-Turion Tournament at Western High in Anaheim.
Below is a capsule look at the six local boys' teams:
Head Coach: Rich Boyce (11th year)
Coaching staff: Chris Gray, Jeff Harrell
2009-10 record: 24-5 (7-3 league, second-place)
Returning starters: Dylan Garrity (PG, 6-2, Sr.).
Quick take: The Chargers return just one player (Garrity) from last year's team that won a school-record 24 games and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF playoffs. Garrity earned all-league, all-CIF and all-State honors a year ago. Tyler Fields (F, 6-1, Sr.) and Shane Osaki (F, 6-2, Sr.) are the other two returning players. Former Fountain Valley head coach Chris Gray is new to the coaching staff, "whom we are blessed to have on staff," Boyce said. Edison opens its season at 7 p.m. Friday hosting Valencia.. The Chargers also will compete in the La Quinta, Irvine World News and Palm Desert tournaments in the coming month.