CHICKASHA – Reflecting back on a record-breaking season from both the men’s and women’s teams, Assistant Coach Alexis Vizarelis gives credit to the players and the rest of the coaching staff.
“Unbelievable. If you’d asked me at the start of the year if we would have had a season we did, it would have been hard pushed to say we would have on,” he said. “I think that they showed what we’re capable, what we demand from them every year. This year they actually showed they could do it. And we’re very proud of them.”
The seniors, he said, were the leaders on the team, in the classroom, on the field and in practices through their work ethic and the standards they set for themselves and expected others to follow.
“It’s very strange. I think the seniors mirror each other on both the men’s and women’s teams. You’re going to lose a lot of leadership,” he said. “You’re losing two great classes.”
Vizarelis said while he finds it hard to say goodbye to each graduating class, he looks forward to seeing where their lives take them.
“I think these kids made me a better coach and a better person. They’re great kids to be around,” he said. “It’s sad to see them go, but I look forward to hearing about what they’re doing in their life because they’re all winners, and they’re all going to do really well. That’s the exciting part of it.”