Timberlake High School
Conference: Intermountain Conference
Head Coach: Matthew Miller
Years as Head Coach: 9
Previous Experience: Three years JV, one year Varsity at Potlatch
Record Last Year: 4-17
State Titles: 0
Who do you have coming back this year?
Jessica Norlander – Post – Senior – 5'10";
Julie Fitzmorris – Guard – Senior- 5'5";
Payten Rhodes – Guard – Sophomore – 5'5"
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Jessica Norlander (All Conference Team)
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
We will have a few young players playing big roles on the team this coming year.
Photo By: Jason Duchow - #5 Payten Rhodes
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Jessica Norlander had a solid year offensively last year scoring from the post. We hope to a have more balanced attack from the inside and the perimeter this year.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Hopefully we can defend as a team instead of 5 individuals.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We would like to force more turnovers than last year.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
We will be young but will have a lot of potential.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
The battle of the buck at Priest River. It will standing room only.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Consistency will be the key to our overall success.
If you could change one rule in high school basketball, what would it be?
We need a shot clock. It would keep things moving better.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
I enjoy helping kids get better and I love the game.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Our athletic director is great. He is 100% supportive.