Sara Price takes over the MBHS Girls’ Basketball program

Sara Price takes over the MBHS Girls’ Basketball program

by JACK ESTES Staff Writer

Sara Price

The Lady Spartans began their season with a record of  4-4, and recently won their recent game against Shades Valley with their new coach, Sara Price.

Despite their average starting record, new Head Coach Sara Price, plans to see an improvement as the season progresses. 

“I think there will be a difference from the first game . . . to the last game. We are really working towards getting better each day,” Price said. 

Having a team composed of mostly sophomores, Price is looking to build the girls’ basketball team for the future. 

“I want to dive in with the younger girls, the younger age group. [I will focus on] getting to know all of them, and hopefully, they stick with the program,” said Price. 

Price is an Alabama native hailing from Ohatchee, but she attended high school in Washington. She attended the University of New Mexico where she played basketball, and according to her MBHS profile, she became the 13th player in program history to score over 1,000 points and get over 500 rebounds throughout her college career. 

She also received the Mountain West All Freshman Team award in 2010 as well as Defensive Player of the Year award in 2009. After college, she went on to play professional basketball in both Germany and the Czech Republic. 

Not only is she an established player, Price has coaching experience (having come from Pinson Valley High School). There she coached the girls’ basketball, volleyball, and softball all while being a P.E. teacher. Although she is not coaching as many teams this year, she has just as many responsibilities. 

Her time at MBHS has been a positive experience and she has high hopes for the future.

“As soon as I stepped on campus, it was open arms and everyone was wanting you to succeed… the effort that they put into everything is great to be around.”