It should not be too difficult for the Centre High School boys basketball team to show improvement over the previous year. With a record of eight wins and 13 losses in the Dwight D. Eisenhower League, they are sure to make some gains.
In fact, coach Greg Wyatt expects much more than that.
“We should be a pretty athletic team that could have some depth at different positions,” he said. “Centre should be considered one of the front runners to win the league, along with Wakefield and Elyria Christian. Experience and depth are our strength.”
There are 25 students listed on the roster: five seniors, nine juniors, four sophomores, and seven freshmen.
Trevor Troutt, a 6-4 senior and returning starter, leads the team at the forward position. He averaged 13.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last year.
Brian Burhoop, a 6-2 junior, starts as a guard, and Tanner Brunner, a 6-1 junior, plays the forward position.
Other experienced players at the varsity level are 6-1 senior Alex Hajek, 6-1 junior Tyler Klenda, and 5-8 junior Rustyn Kerbs. They play as guards.
Wyatt is beginning his 25th year of coaching and his first full year as Centre boys head coach at CHS. He was head coach of the CHS girls basketball team for 22 years. He has an overall record of 419 wins and 198 losses.
Tyler Weinbrenner is his assistant.