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 24 2017-2018 girls team coach of the week is Olasaa Solovi of the East High girls basketball team. Led by Solovi, East, which has been open since 1913, won its first girls basketball state championship with a 68-48 win over a talented Timpview team. The Leopards raced to a big lead early against the Thunderbirds and never looked back.
For East, the toughest battle came in the semifinals, when it faced region rival Highland, which finished in fourth place in the Leopards’ Region 6. East (23-2) struggled to score but managed a 44-38 victory to reach the title game just one year after reaching the state tournament for the first time in nine years.
Margarita Satini was the state tourney MVP, but Solovi’s team got this done with a group effort that also featured Liana Kiatu’u, Leilani Falatea, Deserae Falatea and Lani Taliauli. The state championship performance makes Solovi our Anython girls team Coach of the Week for the week of March 5, 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 email@example.com.
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.