By Destiny James Posted October 12, 2011
A new school year brings new students, staff members, and new coaches. There are five new coaches this year, for girls varsity golf, boys varsity football, girls varsity volleyball, and girls varsity and JV soccer.
Varsity volleyball brings along new players, but as well as a new head coach, Bob Rice. Rice played intramural volleyball in college, which eventually led him to his coaching of volleyball. Even though he coaches volleyball he enjoys all sports, such as golf, and track.
His game strategy is “have a good warm-up, practice makes perfect because perfect practice makes perfect play.” This strategy goes along with his coaching philosophy, “work hard and play hard, have fun to win.” That will bring them to state, which is their goal before the end of the season.
The new boy’s varsity football assistant coach, James Williams. Williams started coaching kids when he was still in high school. Williams enjoyed it very much that it eventually led him to coach at Lowry High School.
“Football is not an individual sport, you rely on everyone on the team because to be able to succeed you must have good sportsmanship and teamwork,” Williams said.
“The season looks very promising as long as everyone keeps their heads screwed on straight, they can do really good things,” Williams said.
The new head coach for varsity girl’s golf is Andrew Meyer. Meyer has always had a passion for golf. He played in high school and loved it and thought he could share that with the girls. Golf is of course one of his favorite sports “because I am an animal at it,” Meyer said.
The season is going better than he expected. He had no idea coming into a team like this, how great the girls were going to be.
His philosophy is for the girls to walk away with their heads held up high, knowing they did their best because that is the best outcome. Meyer’s favorite moral about coaching is getting to work with the girls and their great attitudes, and being able to teach them, and have them learn.
Christopher Entwistle is the new head coach for girl’s varsity soccer. Entwistle played high school soccer in Fallon, then later went to college at Doane, in Crete, Nebraska. He played semi-pro for the Reno Aces of MPSL (men’s Premier Soccer League.) His wife, Erin convinced him to coach girl’s U-16 AYSO team in 2010.
“Thankfully after that, the varsity girl’s job opened up,” Entwistle said.
Entwistle said the team is filled with talented players and wonderful attitudes in the program, the coaching staff and players have high expectations.
“We expect to make conference/zone, playoffs and challenge the top teams in Nevada 3A,” he said.
Entwistle enjoys working with the girls and “wouldn’t trade a single one of them for a state title. We have the best girls, with the best attitudes and sense of humor,” Entwistle said.
His goal before the end of the season would be for teams to fear playing the Lowry High School soccer teams, and be playing in Zone challenging for a state title.
Girls JV soccer has a new head coach as well, her name is Sarah Bull.
Bull got into coaching by helping out in AYSO and wanted to continue coaching because “it is just fun and enjoyable.”
Bull’s philosophy is “a bad shot is the one you didn’t take,” and “to always rule with an iron fist,” which leads to her pregame strategy which is “pump it up, hype it up, and amp it up.”
Bull plans on being a coach at Lowry High School, “until the day she dies because the girls work hard for her, which makes her enjoy coaching even more.”