I'm still sticking with Mike Jones. Silver Bullet gave the best answers so far and while seven years is a long time to wait by DeMatha standards, there isn't a better high school basketball coach in the country than Mike Jones in my opinion.
This is what I'm willing to say about this particular year being a disappointment: DeMatha is very spoiled. The Stags are used to winning a lot of basketball games (20+ this year) but sometimes it is difficult to live up to our own history. If anything, I thought that Mike Jones recognized that this team had the potential to struggle early on and didn't make the toughest schedule possible coming into this season.
An injury to a key player also reduced the depth and leadership of the team long before they started notching losses. That being said, the other players on the DeMatha varsity would have a difficult time playing against the last DeMatha team to win a WCAC basketball championship. I don't need to go into a lot of detail about how good they were because four of those guys are in the NBA and at least one is playing overseas. What are the odds of that happening at any high school?
I don't think that it takes anything away from any of the current DeMatha players to suggest that it isn't easy to live up to what has become the standard at DeMatha. Eventually, the WCAC championships will come to the Stags if they keep striving for that kind of excellence. DeMatha still has solid players, but I have noticed over the years that we probably win more championships without what some would call "superstars." I'm looking forward to the future DeMatha basketball because there aren't that many people that are in-the-know about what the current underclassmen are capable of.
Justin Moore, Justin Gielen, Carsten Kolgenik, Hunter Dickinson, Ray Ritter, are all up next. All are expected to continue to develop considerably under Mike Jones.