Corby Schuh said he’s doing a lot of coaching this season — maybe even “over-coaching,” as he puts it. That would be understandable, considering the fact that his Marysville Getchell boys basketball squad returns just three players and currently features two freshmen starters.
That inexperience has contributed to the Chargers’ struggles so far — they have a 1-8 overall mark (1-1 in Wesco 3A). Schuh has seen flashes of effective play from his team, but not enough to win games.
“We’re young and inexperienced, and don’t know what it takes to win at the varsity level yet,” he said. “We’ve had a couple of good quarters, but we’ve struggled to put a whole game together. We’ve had some injuries. But this is a great group of kids, and they’re trying to figure this out. We just need the older guys to show some leadership.”
Schuh said he hopes Caleb Koellmer’s return from an ankle injury will provide the team with a spark. Another returner, Cody Day, is rounding into shape after recovering from a broken collarbone suffered during the football season. And Marysville Getchell’s two rookies — Cameron Stordahl and Ethan Jackson — have been productive.
“They’re progressing,” Schuh said. “They’re starting to find roles and how they fit together as a team. It was tough to take some of those losses at the beginning of the season, but they’re willing to understand that it’s a process and come back the next day and work hard.”