Head coach: Matt Johnson, eighth season
2016 record: 20-17 (7-3 Southeast, third)
Returning lettermen (starters): Six (three)
Top players: OPP/OH Ryan Garlick (Sr.), OH Nik Purser (Sr.), OH Ben Truman (Sr.), MB/OPP Drew Hamlin (Sr.), MB Stuart White (Sr.)
Outlook: Garlick (244 kills, 135 digs, 44 blocks, 26 aces), Purser (108 kills, 87 digs) and Truman (96 kills, 125 digs) are among six returning letterman for a motivated Cougar squad.
“(Last year) saw our team exit the playoffs in the first round, the earliest end of a boys volleyball season that we can recall,” Johnson said. “We look to learn and grow from lessons learned last year and realize the tremendous potential this team has.
“Our goal is to put ourselves in position to compete once again for a league title, region championship and an opportunity for a state championship.”