F irst-year coaches may meet some of the unexpected challenges high school basketball presents. So this offseason, Upbeat will check in with head coaches to have them reflect on their first varsity basketball head coaching experience and discuss how they will use that to shape the program going forward.
Brittany Turin-Jilbert has coached boys basketball since she was in college, but taking over the Ontonagon varsity squad this season was something new. She has climbed the ranks from little kids basketball to junior high, to JV, and now varsity. After a tough start to the season, Onto ended the year going 8-5.
Turin-Jilbert hopes this is the first step in creating a winning culture at Ontonagon.