Contact Us, 5750 Greenhouse Road Katy, TX 77449 Getting back to Aldine, however, is the first major step toward reaching those aspirations. Despite the challenges, or perhaps because of them, the rebuilding year has been as much fun for the three coaches as any of the prior seasons. Home Access Center Share. And, perhaps surprisingly, what they went through taught them - as if for the first time - how fun coaching could be. July; 2020-21 Girls Basketball Season. The first five, we dropped a lead in every single game.". Editor’s note: In January, I caught up with Coaches Emmanuel Olatunbosun, Drew Cross and Tony Herrera of Cy Lakes Basketball after their first district win, in which the Spartans edged a (then) 17-9 Langham Creek squad 53-52 at home. Their confidence level is a little bit different. "The lower levels have always been winning," Herrera said. "Having these guys with me all year, because they went through it last year with me in my first year, when we had so much success, to now, and they're still they're the same way, helping out?" Sorry, this site does not work properly without JavaScript enabled. After college, she was a substitute teacher in Cy Fair ISD, and eventually made my way as a full time teacher here at Cy-Lakes. Westwood rally stuns Cy Lakes in boys basketball playoff opener . July 21, 2016 Updated: Oct. 6, 2016 12:21 p.m. Facebook Twitter Email. Tweet. The Spartans' younger classes have it. It accurately describes how Olatunbosun believes a lot of other Houston-area teams and coaches feel about Cy Lakes' rebuilding project. And, even if the Spartans revert immediately back to their winning ways, it might take some time before they're playing in front of packed gyms filled with luminaries like John Wall and James Harden again. Olatunbosun had never been bad at coaching. Posted Fri, Nov 6 2020. Cy Lakes-----Basketball Boys - Junior Varsity-----Game Preview Photos Videos Comments Cy Lakes; Basketball Boys -... No Team Data Available. Editor's note: In January, I caught up with Coaches Emmanuel Olatunbosun, Drew Cross and Tony Herrera of Cy Lakes Basketball after their first district win, in which the Spartans edged a (then) 17-9 Langham Creek squad 53-52 at home. 39 photos by Ashley Depew Photography "It's been a learning experience for myself, the coaching staff and the kids," Olatunbosun said. After a 25-8 2016 season that ended with a trip to the Regional Finals, the Cy Lakes Basketball coaches lost their top four scorers - seniors De'Aaron Fox, Charles Williams, Adnan Bajrami and, worst of all, freshman forward Jared Garcia, who transferred to a boarding school in Connecticut - and started the season 4-19, with seven straight losses to open district play. 1:37. Email. In fact, sporting a 4-19 record headed into the Langham Creek matchup, Olatunbosun was a better coach than he had ever been. What he can guarantee is that he and Herrera and Cross will put the intriguing blend of returning veteran seniors and upstart sophomores in the best possible position to succeed, and have fun doing it. Welcome to the Cypress Lakes girls basketball team wall. Cy Creek vs Seven Lakes – 11/23/2020 – 5PM – Volleyball – Merrell Center – Area Round Playoffs . Coach Skelton is in his 11th year coaching, and his 2nd as Cypress Lakes Head Baseball Coach. Coach Coleman is the Girls (Freshman) Basketball and Assistant Track Coach. Share. Because I'm sitting here, like, 'what am I doing wrong?' Cy Lakes head coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun was happy to discuss how the 2017 season was going, but not without assistant coaches Tony Herrera and Andrew Cross. (Basketball Training For Young Players) - Duration: 9:22. This site is not part of CFISD, and CFISD has no control over its content or availability. Faculty Web Pages Skip Navigation and go to main content (Press Enter). Call it confidence, swagger, kill instinct - call it whatever. This will be her fourth year at Cy Lakes, and third year coaching. The team was the only winless squad in 17-6A district play, headed into the rematch with the Lobos, this time facing them on the Spartans' home court. Share. "The only problem we've had all year is that we're not winning games," Cross said. Basketball Langham Creek vs Cy Lakes – Boys – Basketball – 2.11.2020 – 7PM – Live from Cy Lakes HS. Basketball 1 on 2017. Come basketball season, they may once again be net-exporters of schadenfreude. He and the rest of the Cy Lakes coaches enjoyed the De'Aaron Fox Show as much as anyone - more than, even. "Our younger guys do that extremely well," Olatunbosun said. And then after that, we won. Olatunbosun remembers a longer, tougher streak clearly - Nov. 21 through Jan. 5 of Cy Lakes' first year playing a varsity schedule. You want to be there in the battle with the kids.". Physical Address 5750 Greenhouse Road Katy, TX 77449 Phone Number: 281-856-3800 School Hours 7:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Fox, a 6-3 sophomore guard, leads Cy Lakes with 22.4 points per game. Previously, he was the Head Coach at Canterbury Episcopal. People talk about 'killer instinct' and 'clutch gene' and question drive and effort, wonder whether a player does or doesn't possess the innate 'will to win.'. Email. "These kids still make their grades, still come to practice, they're still fun to be around - if the only problem we'll have this year is losing? Comments. Now, we're going back to teaching guys what to look for when we run a set. Kevin Cook September 12, 2017 GMT. The Cy Lakes Basketball coaches found themselves in a radically different situation in 2017 than the year before, with the top four scorers from a Regional Finals team departing. No Player Data Available. That was a learning experience, too. Tweet. Share. CFISD is not responsible for the accuracy or content of any of the information provided by this site, nor is it liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues arising out of your access to or use of third party technologies or programs available through this site. 3. Keep an eye on the Spartans. Share. But for me, it's been awesome, because these guys [Cross and Herrera] are here every day with me, too. Share. Herrera and Cross, too. Cy-Springs vs Cy-Lakes volleyball, Aug. 28, 2018 - Duration: 3:01. Olatunbosun said(with apologies to Bill Parcells) that his team was not what its record said it was, headed into a second meeting with Langham Creek that could have dropped the Spartans to 0-8. Follow the Spartanss schedule, roster, events and photos all in one place. "We could have easily been 5-0, but we're 0-5 and then we had a hangover against Ridge and lost by 20. What the Spartans 'went through' was more than a 6-23 (2-11) season. "Man, everybody wanted to be part of that show last year," Cross said. From left to right: Tony Herrera, Emmanuel Olatunbosun, Andrew Cross. I recently recovered some data from a dead laptop, and this conversation was among those files. The Cy Lakes Basketball coaches found themselves in a radically different situation in 2017 than the year before, with the top four scorers from a Regional Finals team departing. Olatunbosun can't guarantee wins or a playoff seeding. "For me, it's been good. Coach Coleman graduated from Prairie View A&M with a Bachelors in Health in 2008. They're going to be special.". Copyright © 2014 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Cy Lakes. It's been a blast. … No Player Data Available. "The kid … Marine veteran, family receive new home for Christmas, Woman dies in accidental shooting at north Houston home, This teen made Christmas brighter for Houston-area foster kids, Need help with rent? We've always been good here. Coach Coleman graduated from Cy-Springs High School in 2002, and went on to play collegiate basketball. It's almost like taking it back to junior high, breaking it down. I get it. A lot of kids think it's easy to score 30, and they think they just haven't been given the opportunity to go do it. Share. While he is loathe to call the current state of the union 'rebuilding,' Herrera believes that 2017 will ultimately prove to be little more than a blip on the Cy Lakes radar. He also served as the Varsity Assistant at … And all three knew so for a fact, not in spite of the tough start to the year, but because of it. Please enable JavaScript or contact your local administrator. Cy Lakes basketball coaches grew from last year’s adversity. Basketball Boys -... Cy Lakes; No Team Data Available. Only time will tell. Of course, Olatunbosun had never coached a team without Nick Garth or De'Aaron Fox - 17.5 points per game over 86 career games and 25.4 points per game over 106 career games, respectively. Basketball Cy Lakes vs Hendrickson – Girls -Bi-District Basketball Playoffs – 2.17.2020 – 8PM – Live from A&M Consolidated. "We thought that [vocal leadership] would come from the seniors," Olatunbosun said. 10-5A D2 - Film Session - Duration: 2:35. All rights reserved. CY LAKES VS SEVEN LAKES BASKETBALL, 3-7-15 - Duration: 1:37. kube57 2,275 views. THINCPRO Basketball Recommended for you. Recommended for you. Share. Physical Address 5750 Greenhouse Road Katy, TX 77449 Phone Number: 281-856-3800 School Hours 7:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. "I hate to say it's a 'rebuilding year,' because I don't even think it is, but I think the success is going to continue next year.". "I don't know if people know, our first year here, when we went varsity, we lost 14 games in a row," Olatunbosun said. She is a Health Teacher at Lakes. "It's like going back to our roots," Cross said. Coach Patton was named the 2nd Head Football Coach at Cypress Lakes High School in February of 2015. After coaching at Canterbury, Coach Skelton was a Varsity Assistant in Shepherd and New Caney, Texas. View the 20-21 Cypress Lakes varsity basketball team schedule. No Player Data Available. It's been really good. We'll be back next year. No one was closer to those freshmen than Herrera, and he concurs. At the game at the Berry Center, I told one of my kids, 'hey, I want to see if you can score 30 tonight. Cross and Herrera, who were assistants on the prior season's Regional Finals team, acted as a calming, stabilizing presence for Olatunbosun as the team struggled, finishing with a losing record for the first time since the Spartans began varsity play. Box Score. Shenette Prevo is at Cy Lakes High School. I really, truly believe we'll be back in the mix, back in the hunt because of what we've gone through this year.". So the record wasn't really telling the story of the season. 9:22 . "Probably the best thing about his game is his basketball IQ," Snedeker said. The Cypress Lakes varsity basketball team lost Tuesday's away playoff game against Round Rock Westwood (Austin, TX) by a score of 47-43. Olatunbosun asked. A fair question to ask a 5-19 coaching staff: is it still fun? "I don't blame people. I'll take that. That show is over, but it's only the first act of a bigger, longer Cy Lakes show. No Player Data Available. That's okay, according to Cross. Cy Lakes-----Basketball Boys - Freshman B-----Game Preview Photos Videos Comments Cy Lakes; Basketball Boys -... No Team Data Available. In a special Chevy Spotlight we head out to Cy Lakes High School to feature one of the top basketball players in the country. The one-point victory against Langham Creek ended a 10-game losing streak. "Before the season, [people] asked me who it would be, and it's been us [the coaching staff]," Olatunbosun said. "We ended up missing the playoffs by one game that year. Merriam-Webster defines schadenfreude as: 'enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others,' (but it's hard to do justice to the sentiment outside of the German language). Posted Tue, Mar 10 2020. Perhaps surprisingly, Olatunbosun saw the W not as a significant event, in and of itself, so much as the inevitable result of the Spartans' process - and that process was laid bare without superlative talent like Garth and Fox. That's a once-in-a-lifetime… You had that kid [Fox] in the gym, and he just brought that electricity every single night. Olatunbosun's own head coaching record stood at 25-8 (12-1 in district) with a 4-1 playoff record and a Regional Finals trip after his rookie season at the helm. Before coming to Cypress Lakes, Coach Patton spent 5 seasons at Lamar Consolidated High School, and 6 Seasons at Cypress Ridge as the defensive coordinator. There was a lot on the line for Garth and Fox, and the coaches felt that weight, said Cross. In college, she found a love for wanting to help children, and that is when she decided that she wanted to teach and coach. For Olatunbosun and his staff - Cross and Herrera, whom O insisted join him for the interview - what they went through was a re-baptism by fire, a refresher course in fundamentals that taught all three about coaching, and even more so, about the value of the three of them as a unit, whole greater than the sum of its parts. And I'm pretty sure everybody is getting a thrill out of it.". The sensation of playing uphill, of gearing up to fight battle after battle, despite loss after loss, isn't entirely foreign to Olatunbosun, nor the Cy Lakes program. 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