Lady Cougars Basketball Is Back! An Interview With Coach P!


The 2022-2023 Girls Basketball season officially kicked off on December 7th! Last year, the team played 12 games. This year, the team is looking forward to having a successful season. The New Dealer was lucky to have an interview with Coach P about the upcoming season.

New Dealer: Who are some players to watch this season?

Coach P: Some players to watch are Shiyu Lin, Emilsy Gil, Gabriele Blazyte.

New Dealer: What are your goals for the 2022-2023 season?

Coach P: The number one goal of the team is to have every player finish the season on the team.  If the team accomplishes this, it will show that every player was dedicated to both basketball and academics.

New Dealer: What core values do you try to instill into your athletes? 

Coach P: The core values I try to instill into the athletes are to play with no fear and to never give up.

New Dealer: What motivated you to become a coach at FDR?

Coach P: Being able to help shape the mindset of young athletes is what motivated me to become a coach.

New Dealer: How do you and your team bounce back from a loss?

Coach P: We approach every game the same, whether we are coming off a win or a loss.  We try and execute the game plan.

Sounds like Coach P is laser focused this year! It is great the the team puts such a value on academics, as a priority! Good luck this year Lady Cougars! We will be rooting for the team!