Powers named new Midwest girls basketball head coach

Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 4:37 PM CDT
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The Midwest High School girls basketball team recently got a new head coach.

"I know most of the girls, we have some good freshman coming up who I am really excited to coach and get to build relationships with those girls and continue to build relationships with the girls we have now and kind of watch them grow as basketball players and young adults," said Starla Powers, new head coach.

Powers has been teaching at Midwest for seven years. She currently is a second and third grade teacher. She was the assistant coach to the girls basketball team for six seasons. She now steps into the head coaching position replacing Dean Kelly. She says she is so excited to take on this program

"I am really excited to take on this role as head coach, I have been wanting it for a few years now, I have coached with three other people, I am excited to get to see these girls in action, from a different perspective and help them grow as basketball players and young adults as I said. I am also just hoping, to have some fun and to get some wins, under our belt this season so I'm excited," said Powers.

Powers says right now she is in the process of hiring a new assistant coach.

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