Conrad topples school record

Coach Ben Conrad talks strategy with members of the women's basketball team during their game against Coffeyville Community College Wendesday Jan. 18. Photo by Hannah Hunsinger.

Women’s basketball coach rapidly approaches 100 wins

By Erica Aldridge

During his third year of coaching women’s basketball for the college, coach Ben Conrad is steadily approaching his 100th win. This accomplishment has never been reached this fast by any previous coach for the team.

After officially becoming head coach of the women’s basketball team in 2008, Conrad quickly began to break records by having more wins in the first three seasons than any other previous coach at the college. But for Conrad, breaking coaching records is not his primary goal.

“Our goals are never about my wins, our goals are about our team and playing the best we can play,” said Conrad. “The wins I get are secondary to me right now.”

Although Conrad feels that they are secondary, members of the team are proud to see their coach congratulated for his quickly accumulated wins.

“It’s a good accomplishment,” said Brianna Kulas, sophomore forward. “He works hard so it’s well deserved.”

The Lady Cavaliers have had an impressive season so far. The team is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and has a 16-1 record after a 48-point victory over Coffeyville Community College. Sophomore Amy Briggs explains that dedication from the players and coaches are the key to their success.

“We have a great coaching staff,” said Briggs. “We have a lot of girls that want to work hard and are putting in their time.”

The team now has its sights set on winning East Jayhawk Conference Games.

“Our goals are we want to play well, play our game and be as good as we can be and if it works out and we win the league that would be great,” said Conrad.

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