Thursday, February 12, 2015

SUU 2001 Champs in Hall of Fame

After 14 Years - Championship Rings and T-Shirts

2001 T-Birds Inducted into SUU Hall of Fame

Victory Celebration in Cedar City, Utah

25 Victories (School Record)

13-0 Home Record

First and Only Appearance in NCAA Tournament

Mid-Continent Conference Champions

  •      Jeff Monaco MVP
Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Champions (Beating 6-time Valparaiso Defending Champs)

  •      Fred House MVP

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ring "Fingers"

Mama Guiot thought our former players and fans with a sense of humor would enjoy laughing at my crooked fingers filled with our rings.  D'Ante Harris blamed my messed up fingers on why he would break off plays but we all know he just wanted to shoot.  Most of the time, of course, we were glad he did.

Unfortunately, some championship rings never got made.

  • 1994 Neosho County Conference Champions (A group of tough overachievers that had to make a mid-season turnaround with a first year college coach)

  • 2000 Neosho County Conference Champions (Third in a row, I would say "Three-Peat" but have to give Pat Riley credit for the trademark) 

  • 2001 Southern Utah University Conference Champs, Conference Tournament Champs, and NCAA Tournament Appearance (Fred House and Jeff Monaco are still screaming about not getting the rings and their total meal stipend)
After 2001, I made sure to come up with the funds to buy rings for championships, not really for the hardware, but to remember the people representing them.  GREAT MEMORIES OF GREAT RELATIONSHIPS!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Conference Champions 2004

Bemidji State University

 Charles "Buster" Hanks - All American 
     NSIC Player of the Year (1st in BSU History)
     10 Time NSIC Player of the Week
     USBL Player
James Robeson - NSIC Newcomer of the Year
Adam Daley - 2nd NCAA 3-Pt %
Coach Guiot - Coach of the Year
Most Wins in School History
First NCAA Tournament Appearance in BSU History

Thursday, September 11, 2014

D'Ante Harris

ALL-South Central Region
Back to back Conference Champions 2008, 2009

"D'Ante was an explosive gamer, able to score in bunches and lift the crowd to their feet.  He brought his fearless attitude to the team and backed it up with his performance.  D'Ante is one of the key reasons SBU brought home the hardware and was a joy to coach."

Jeremy Logan


Conference Champs
Conference Tournament Champs
Conference Champs
Conference Champs

"PUT IN LOGAN, PUT IN LOGAN"  The crowds would chant for Jeremy when they knew the Bearcats had the game in the bag.  I called Jeremy my cigar.  Putting Jeremy in the game was like Red Auerbach lighting his cigar.  Feb. 28, 2009, against Missouri Western, the Bearcats wound up the game to win the conference title.  As the fans chanted for Logan, I told him to check in the game and he pulled a cigar out of his sock to hand me as he ran to the scorers table.  The crowd went wild.  Jeremy has a talent for including others along his path to success.  He is the ultimate team player.

Click here to see where Jeremy is now:
Jeremy Logan Big Rentz Director, Operations

Ryan Dougherty

SBU 2008-2012

MIAA All-Conference
NCAA All-Region
Team Captain 3 years
Academic All-American
Active with Special Olympics
Student Athletic Advisory Committee
Physical Therapy Degree
NABC National Honors Court
Rex Brown Award
MIAA Ken Jones Award Finalist
School Records Broken - 3 point baskets made (218), games played (119), and minutes played (3,133). Ryan also ranks in the top 10 all-time in several other categories including: points (6th, 1,322), assists (7th, 318), and steals (5th, 136)

“Ryan Dougherty is an example of what excellence is in athletics and academics.  He has performed at the highest level in both areas while enduring personal injury and family tragedy.  Ryan has always honored his team, his family, and his community by demanding perfection from himself and doing his very best even when circumstances afforded him excuses to lower his expectations.  His lifestyle of “toughness” inspires those around him to raise their standards".

Conference Champions 2009

2009 Record: 26-5
Nationally ranked #2
Most Conference wins in a season
Third MIAA regular season crown in the last four years
Advanced to the South-Central regional final, (2nd-best NCAA tournament finish in SBU history)
Extended their home court winning streak to 30 games, one of the best active streaks in NCAA

Defeated DI Utah (NCAA Tournament Team and Mountain West Conference Champ)
Coach Guiot's 300th Career Win

Matt Rogers: All-American(4 Different All-American Awards) 
    All-Region South Central
    MIAA Defensive Player of the Year
    MIAA LEAGUE MVP (Unanimous)
D'Ante Harris: All-South-Central Region, All-MIAA
Coach Jeff Guiot: Coach of Year