CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY
Coach: Bill Dooley, 2nd year (also Germantown Friends, 2006-07); Education: Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.), Richmond. Career: 44-29.
Last year: 8-2, 22-6.
Savvy seven: Gary Lawrence, 6-6, F; Todd Cramer, 6-4, F; Pat Connaghan, 6-4, G; Andrew Kraft, 6-1, F; Kevin Maguire, 5-9, G; Ryan Duffy, 5-9, G; George Smith, 5-10, G.
Dooley's comment: "December has shown that the Inter-Ac is going to be extremely competitive. Our thought is that we could win or lose any of the 10 league games, so we absolutely have to be ready to go each and every time we play."
Coach: Dan Dougherty, 9th year (also St. Pius X, 1959-61; Malvern, 1962-66; Penncrest, 1976; Episcopal, 1977-97). Education: St. Joseph's Prep, Saint Joseph's. Career: 657-294; 525-226 at Episcopal.
Last year: 4-6, 14-13.
Savvy seven: Cory Goodman, 6-foot, G; Omari Grier, 6-3, G; Sean Toner, 6-foot, G; Isaiah Baker, 6-7, C; Allen Heggs, 6-5, F; Rich Rosati, 5-11, G; Paul Ramagano, 6-2, F.
Dougherty's comment: "The rest of us will do our best to be competitive with GA and CHA, the preseason favorites."
Coach: Jim Fenerty, 20th year (also Egan, 1982-89). Education: Dougherty, La Salle. Career: 426-288; 365-150 at GA.
Last year: 8-2, 18-11.
Savvy seven: Jeff Holton, 6-6, F; Cameron Ayers, 6-4, G; Dean Melchionni, 6-5, F; Jimmy Fenerty, 6-foot, G; Austin Curry, 6-1, G; Jack McDonnell, 6-4, G; Pete Haines, 6-3, F.
Fenerty's comment: "We could be good. We should be good. But we're not there yet."
Coach: Steve Cloran, 6th year (also Marple-Newtown, 2001-03). Education: O'Hara, St. Francis (Pa.). Career: 70-132; 53-76 at Haverford School.
Last year: 0-10, 7-18.
Savvy seven: AJ Jones, 6-3, G-F; Sam Kurtzman, 6-1, G; Zach Lazar, 5-10, G; Christian Purcell, 6-1, G-F; Joe O'Rourke, 6-2, F; Andrew Acker, 6-5, F; Brendan Purcell, 5-9, G.
Cloran's comment: "My staff and I look forward to being in the gym with this team every single day!"
Coach: Jim Rullo, 3nd year. Education: Malvern, Drexel. Career: 17-9.
Last year: 6-4, 34-21.
Savvy seven: Brendan McNulty, 6-foot, G; Ryan Creighton, 5-10, G; Billy Conners, 5-11, G; Lamon Church, 6-4, G-F; DeQuann Walker, 6-4, F; Tracy Peal, 6-5, C; Brendan Kilpatrick, 6-3, F.
Rullo's comment: "A great bunch of kids that work hard every day. Our challenge is to be play consistent basketball while making good decisions."
Coach: Bill Michuda, 1st year, Jim "Flipper" Phillips on sabbatical (also La Salle, 1980-81; Penn Charter, 1985-87; Souderton, 1988-93). Education: Marquette (Milwaukee), La Salle. Career: unavailable.
Last year: 4-6, 7-19.
Savvy seven: Mark Rhine, 6-1, G; Dylan Moody, 5-6, G; Michael X. Brown, 5-9, G; Tom Noonan, 6-4, F; Greg Laudadio, 6-2, F; Don Rauchut, 6-4, C; John Ryan, 6-2, F.
Michuda's comment: "We're young, inexperienced and eager. Time will tell."