Girls High School Basketball

Rocky Mountain's Roy to coach in McDonald's All-American Girls Game

Coach Emery Roy directs practice with his Rocky Mountain girl's basketball team Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012 in Meridian. Roy moved to Rocky Mountain High this season after a long legacy coaching at Centennial
Coach Emery Roy directs practice with his Rocky Mountain girl's basketball team Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012 in Meridian. Roy moved to Rocky Mountain High this season after a long legacy coaching at Centennial doswald@idahostatesman.com

Emery Roy was selected to coach the West Team at the 2015 McDonald's All American Girls Game on April 1 in Chicago.

The veteran girls basketball coach first learned about his selection two weeks ago, but wasn't sure what to think.

"I thought it was some scam," Roy said.

Roy, who is currently the head coach at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian, previously coached at Centennial High. He has 789 career victories with just 140 losses and nine state championships, which is more than any coach in Idaho history — boys or girls.

Roy began coaching at Centennial when the school opened in 1987, and started his career at Meridian High in 1978.

The West roster includes players committed to top programs such as Baylor, Connecticut, Texas and North Carolina.

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