Garrity has successful first season

Briefly In Sports

March 07, 2012
  • Edison High graduate Dylan Garrity had a strong first season at Sacramento State.
Edison High graduate Dylan Garrity had a strong first… (Bob Solorio )

Dylan Garrity, who graduated in June from Edison High and now is at Sacramento State, has been named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in men's basketball. Garrity was ranked sixth nationally with 6.9 assists per game.

Garrity started 27 of the Hornets' 28 games and averaged 8.1 points and 33.8 minutes per game. In a game against Montana State, Garrity registered 16 assists, which was a school record.

Garrity's average of 6.9 assists per game tied a school single-season record and his 193 assists rank second in school history.

In addition to being named Freshman of the Year, he also was an honorable mention all-Big Sky selection.

"Obviously, we are happy for Dylan, and as a point guard, he is being recognized for team play" Sacramento State Coach Brian Katz said in a press release. "He is as good as any player I've ever seen at the pick and roll, runs the break extremely well and has a great understanding of the game of basketball.


"As a team, we played faster as the season went on, and will play that way in the future because of Dylan. We encouraged him to become more aggressive offensively, and he was able to do that in the second half of the season. When teams have to worry about his scoring ability, he will find the open man every time."

Sacramento State finished 10-18. The 10 wins are the most by the Hornets since the 2006-07 season.

Garrity ended his four-year Edison career as the boys' program leader in four categories: points (1,729 points), assists (443), games played (114) and career games record (83-31). Last March, he was the first player in program history to have his jersey retired.


White receives CIF coaching honor

Edison High football Coach Dave White is one of 15 CIF Model Coach Award winners for the 2011-12 school year, the CIF State Office recently announced. The CIF Model Coach Award program recognizes coaches who have "served as positive role models in their schools and communities," as well as "exhibit the traits apparent in the 16 principals of 'Pursuing Victory With Honor.' "

The award winners were nominated through their CIF Section office. Edison is a member of the CIF Southern Section.

White has been coaching and teaching at his alma mater since 1979.


Bats come back for Little League win

The Bats overcame an early deficit against the Mud Hens on Saturday to rally for a 2-1 victory in Ocean View Little League Minor A action.

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