Michelle Morris: Coaching Toward the Championships


Photo by Sam Freeman

Coach Michelle Morris talks to Sirviva Legions, 12, on the sidelines of the scrimmage on November 2.

Tripp Gilbreath, Staff Writer

In the heat and rain, through all of the blood and sweat, the head girls basketball coach Michelle Morris pushed her team to get faster, stronger, bigger and better during the off-season. She expects another big run in the playoffs. TABC Hoops ranks the Broncos 5th in the state of Texas for the 5A division heading into the year.

Morris talks about the start of the new basketball season starting this week. She feels that it will be a great year because of how they’ve prepared and worked all off-season.

”I feel good about the season. We have some new faces on varsity and they are understanding our defensive system.  We have 3 starters returning so the leadership is great,” Morris said.

Morris’ team needs to stay in control of themselves and do their part for the team.

“My expectations for this team and every team is to control what you can control and have no regrets,” Morris said

The team wants leadership from their returning players and to build chemistry with each other, including the new varsity faces. Morris believes that the defense is important and it turns into offense, and they work at it every day to be prepared.

“Defense is our game and we work on defense daily. Defense becomes our offense,” Morris said.

The team made it to the fifth round last year in the playoffs, and it put a target on their back as they’re ranked fifth in the state of Texas.

“I feel any team who makes a playoff run has a target on their back,” Morris said.

The team’s bond is a big part of why they are successful and have learned to trust each other on both sides of the ball. They have learned to play for each other and be aggressive, while also learning their role in the rotation.

“We have learned to take risks on defense and trust teammates to understand their rotation.  We also learned team chemistry and the bond our team has is the most important aspect of the game,” Morris said.