Flat Head Basketball Changes Culture To ‘We Not Me’

KALISPELL – Dirk Johnsurd of Kalispell Flathead spent six seasons as an assistant coach for the boys ‘basketball team, as well as one season as a coach for the girls’ team. But last year was the first time he received the title of head coach.

“I love Flathead High School and I love our kids so I was really excited to be around these guys every day,” Johnsrud said.

“In fact, my freshman year I got to play a JV and he was the JV coach at the time. So we had a certain chemistry at the start of his first year as a head coach. So we’re kind of improved together, ”Joston said. said Cripé.

Usually they say you won’t start to see a new head coach’s imprint on the team until you have a few seasons under their belt, but for Johnsrud he’s already having an impact on the culture of the team. team.

“I feel like the biggest thing he’s changed is we’re not me, because he always says we’re not me, it’s still about the team Said senior Gavin Chouinard.

“I mean, it’s so much fun to play. I’ve never had so much fun playing basketball in my career,” added Luca Zoeller.

And the Braves are confident with the chemistry they’ve established as well as the return of their star player, that they can turn the tide this season.

“So and especially with the return of Joston Cripe, I think our chemistry is much better,” said Chouinard.

“We’ve had a lot of turnovers myself, I’m going to clean that up, you know, I think our shooting needs to improve a lot. We’ve been working on that to get a lot of shots in practice, so it’s one thing it’s going to get a lot better this year, “added Cripe.

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