ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A Q&A with Tim Ravet who is the girl’s basketball head coach at Ellensburg High School.
How long have you been coaching basketball?
Tim Ravet: I’ve been coaching basketball for the last 30-plus years.
What is your background in girls’ basketball?
Ravet: My background in coaching girls’ basketball has been coaching the Ellensburg Club Team for the last year. Before that, I coached JV and Varsity girls at Kittitas High School. I’ve also spent many years coaching the high school boys at Kittitas High School.
What one or two things will you be incorporating with this team you feel will be critical to their success?
Ravet: Hard work and discipline with the idea of loving to play as a team with each other.
How will you encourage the team after a disappointing loss?
Ravet: After a loss, I think you must be realistic. With the losses, you grow as a team and an individual; you can always learn something from a loss. Winning would never feel so good if losing didn’t hurt. But most importantly, did we play to the best of our potential? Are there things we could have done differently? Yes, we must understand why we lost and what we could do differently next time to succeed as a team and as individuals.
Describe your proudest coaching moment.
Ravet: I am most proud of the relationships I have built with the student-athletes over the years through coaching. The memories and experiences we have shared are something special that I will carry for a lifetime.
What is the biggest life lesson you’ve learned from being a coach?
Ravet: The biggest lesson I have learned from coaching is you have a considerable influence on kids. I believe you must work very hard to make the experiences memorable and special and give the student-athletes every opportunity to live out their dreams and goals.
What legacy do you hope to leave as a coach?
Ravet: A gift of faith, family, and friendships, as well as enthusiasm and excellence, knowing that hard work, in the end, pays off.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Ravet: I would like to add that I am incredibly excited to work with the student-athletes, the administration, and all the staff at Ellensburg High School. GO DAWGS!
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