JEFFERSON DEMOCRATS

PORTLAND, OR

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Coach:                 Thomas Gardner (1st year)

Assistants:            Dale Baugh, Hany Daoud

'20-21 Record:     14-3

Enrollment:          553

Classification:      Oregon 6A

League:                PIL

CCC Sponsor:     Rip City 620 Radio

Fun Fact:              Jefferson has one of the

                              most storied traditions in

                              boys basketball in the

                              history of the state of

                              Oregon.

It's a new day at Jefferson High... The Demos, one of the dominant programs in Oregon over the past three decades plus, lost mega-talented transfers Mookie Cook and Lamar Washington to Arizona, and former coach Pat Strickland to retirement... Taking over for Strickland is former Demo Thomas Gardner, who played at Missouri and then the NBA... With the sudden exodus of talent from the program, Gardner will be looking to re-establish Jeff among the state's elite programs, although it may take some time as this year's roster is largely young and untested...  "I would never count Jefferson out," said one fellow CCC coach. "This year, they may be a little down by their standards... but they will be back."
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