PrepsUtah.com has joined forces with Anython to announce this year’s coach of the week honorees. Each week during this school year, we select a boys team and a girls team coach who represents the best the state has to offer in coaching excellence.
Anython, a unique company helping teams and groups raise money to run their programs, is the sponsor of this award. The company will present to each weekly winner a certificate and a coach of the week water bottle and will provide the teams at the winners’ schools a special offer to utilize the fundraising services it provides.
Our Week 23 2017-2018 girls team coach of the week is Lisa Dalebout of the Fremont High girls basketball team. Dalebout coached Fremont to the state’s first-ever Class 6A girls basketball championship, her second title with the Silver Wolves, who won the 5A championship in 2014.
This year’s Fremont squad finished 23-2 and ran the table in Region 1 play with a 12-0 mark.
There may be more hardware in Dalebout’s future as her Silver Wolves won this one behind the lead of state tournament MVP Emma Calvert, a 6-foot-3 freshman who averaged 16.5 points per game for the season.
It wasn’t always pretty for Fremont at Salt Lake Community College during the state tourney, but Dalebout’s team was at its best in the biggest moments. After the Silver Wolves crushed Hunter in Round 1, it took a coast-to-coast drive and lay-up by Karlie Valdez to beat Riverton at the buzzer in the quarterfinal round in a game Fremont trailed by six at one point in the fourth period.
Fremont needed overtime in the semifinals to knock off Westlake before pulling away late to beat Bingham 61-47 in the title game. The 3-point marksmanship of Abby Broadbent was big for the Silver Wolves, who also got significant contributions from Haylee Doxey and Mazzie Melaney to win the championship that makes Dalebout our Anython girls team Coach of the Week for the week of Feb. 26, 2018.
Nominate a deserving coach for one of our weekly honors by sending an email with the name, school and sport of the coach and the reason we should honor him or her to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the sponsor – Anython creates “thons” of all kinds to help teams and groups raise funds to support their ongoing activities. The company provides all the support needed to run your “thon” for you, believing that “If you can think it, you can thon it.” Visit them online at anython.com.