Ririe High School
Conference: 2A Nuclear Conference
Head Coach: Damien Smith
Years as Head Coach: 6
Previous Experience: 5 years as an assistant Shelley/ Ririe boys programs
Record Last Year: 18-8
State Titles: No state titles 3rd place at State last Year
Amy Gamett, Michelle Johnson
Who do you have coming back this year?
Amy Johnson (Senior Post # 20)
Madeline Connaughton (Senior Post/ Guard #23)
Sicilee Williams (Junior Guard #12)
Brooke Griffith (Junior Guard # 5)
Kennedee Moon (Senior post #3)
Shaylee Sherrard (senior guard #11)
Savanna Gamett (sophomore guard #24)
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Amy Johnson Senior Post Second team all state, Second team all conference
Sicilee Williams Junior Guard Second team all state, Second team all conference
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Tasha Huff Senior post ALL CONFERNCE player of the year and 1st team all-state last year. Leading scorer and leading rebounder for the team.
Photo By: Brian Losness - #23 Madeline Connaughton
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Savanna Gamett will add to our deep ball threat this year. We will be an evenly balanced attack on offense this year this will be an improvement from last year.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
The defense this year will have to be stronger than last year to have a chance of getting back to state in our very competitive conference.
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
Our Theme is RISE. It is a reminder to rise to the challenge of defending our district championship from last year.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
I find that athletics teach life lessons. That is the best part for me as a coach. I love having an opportunity to make a positive change in students’ lives.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
The students, staff, and patrons in the community are awesome. Ririe is an amazing place to teach, coach, and live. I love it here!