Message from Coaches and Family:
Coach Drew to Tamara:
I have had the pleasure of coaching Tamara for the past 2 years. She has developed into a great ball player that's eager to learn. Tamara is always on time and ready to practice. Her ball handling skills have improved and she is one of the best shooters on the team. Miss. Showell is coachable and will definitely be missed on and off the court.
Coach Drew to Ta'Kiya:
Ta'Kiya has come along way. In the early years Ta'Kiya and I had our difference to the point where she was no longer on the team. After a long conversation with Miss. Harper, I gave her another chance to play for IDEA. Since then not only has she shown progress but she has great leadership skills and she is a captain on the team. Ta'Kiya will be missed on and off the court.
"I am blessed and honored to have coached these two bright young ladies. I am sure that they will have a great future beyond basketball". -Coach Drew
Coach Thompson to Tamara:
Tamara is by far one of the most talented shooters I have ever met. Tamara is a role model to those around her, and she is never late for practice. Any absence came with a call and valid reasonings. Even in times where Tamara became frustrated, I have never seen her give up. We have talked on and off the court, this young lady has a plan for her future and she is taking the steps to attacking that plan. I pray for your success and that you continue to build confidence within. I tell you all the time, "It only takes faith the size of a mustard seed", believe in yourself more than anyone else around you. Remember it starts with the mind and your heart. I will miss you on and off the court.
Coach Thompson to Ta'Kiya:
What a pleasure it has been to be your coach and mentor, I have watched as you transitioned from junior to senior as a student, basketball player, and person. You have matured in ways that can only come from within, you have become a leader. I have listened to the inspirational messages you give to those around you. I have watched you go from a firecracker to a young lady that takes heed to advice. I tell you all the time, "You will forever be my biggest accomplishment", you are amazing and you will continue to push those around you. I will miss you on and off the court.
"ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE.... We have grown as a unit.....We are a family....I am always here for you ladies"- Coach Thompson