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Akins basketball hopes for a good season with new coaches

December 12, 2017

Rashad Culver, Boys Varsity head coach

Boys coach answers questions about his new role

Eagle’s Eye: What has been your previous experience playing basketball?

Rashad Culver: In the past, I have played basketball for my high school and I did some practice with my college team (at the University of Arkansas).

EE: Have you coached anywhere besides Akins High School? If so, where?

RC: I’ve coached at a San Antonio Catholic School and I’ve thought it will be hard job for 1st timing coach but I’ve liked it a lot.

EE: When you found out you were going to be the new head varsity basketball coach after Coach Hayes left, how did you feel?

RC: I’ve felt good because, Coach Hays was a good coach and i wanted to pass that on after he left because I know he will be happy with me being the new head varsity coach and making the team successful for Akins High School.

EE: What are you looking forward to as a head coach this year?

RC: I’m looking for making the team good this year and want them to have fun while they play and play as a team and hope everything goes good and get with the whole team and get to know them better and get them on winning streak.

EE: What challenges do you have to overcome as becoming a new head coach?

RC: The challenges that I want to overcome is making my team look good for Akins high school and make them better and to look forward to this upcoming seasons with the team.

EE: What do you expect from the team for this upcoming season?

RC: To be a good team and work with each while we’re playing on the court and letting everybody play throughout the whole season.

EE: What’s something about yourself that you want fans of Akins basketball to know about you?

RC: I want the fan’s at Akins to know I’m a good coach and that I want everyone to graduate and know that I’m here if you need anything and want to keep you’re a success.

 

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    Erica Routt, Lady Eagles Varsity head coach

    Girls coach answers questions about her experience as a player, mentor

    Eagle’s Eye: What has been your previous experience playing basketball?

    Erica Routt: Well I played middle school, high school, college, and played in the league. So I almost played at every level. I played at University of Texas, I played pre-season with the (WNBA) Utah Stars, a year (professionally) in Turkey and in Israel.

    EE: Have you coached anywhere besides Akins High School? If so, where?

    ER: I coached at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas and that was also the high school that I went too and coached two years. (I also coached) at Reagan High School and also coached summer league teams.

    EE: What are you looking forward to this season as the girls varsity head basketball coach?

    ER: I’m looking forward to seeing the girls compete and you know just to see how they’re going to develop throughout the season

    EE: It is unique that your daughter is one of the players on the team. Is it challenging to coach your own daughter? If so, in what ways?

    ER: It’s unique to coach your own kid but she’s a part of the team so everybody is treated the same way but in that aspect it’s fun and challenging. Also be where a bit harder on her than other players on the team.

    EE: What challenges do you have to overcome as becoming a new head coach?

    ER: The challenges are getting the players accustomed to buy in. As a new coach it’s also good because it’s a whole new slate to get better relationships it can be hard because most of these players had the same coach for about 3 years so it’s something to look forward too.

    EE: What’s something about yourself that you want fans of Akins basketball to know about you?

    ER: Want them to know that basketball is really my passion and I love it and if you’re looking at it, it’s opened so many doors and opportunities. Sports and them doing well in the future for stability.

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