The 2018-19 Merritt College Thunderbirds took off in a new direction with first year Head Coach Derrick Jones.  The upstart T-Birds shocked the Bay Valley Conference by jumping into the post season with an 11-5 conference record.  This was the T-Birds first post season appearance since 2015 and bodes well for seasons to come.   The T-Birds finished the regular season with a 17-11 overall record.