Last season will forever be remembered as one of the best in the history of the La Cañada High boys' basketball program, but Spartans Coach Tom Hofman is focused on this year.
Hofman knows it can be difficult for a team to live up to expectations when its predecessor won a CIF Southern Section Division III-AA championship and reached the CIF State Division III Southern California Regional finals, like La Cañada did last year.
"Obviously, there is a little pressure following that and we have talked about that," said Hofman, who's entering his 26th year coaching La Cañada, and will have five new starters this year. "The starting lineup this year will have four starting seniors. This is their year and they are going to do the best they can. You can't look back at other years."