Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles talks fast about playing fast.
As she explains her coaching philosophy, her voice picks up steam. By the time she’s finished explaining how she wants her team to score on fast breaks and play aggressive defense, her intensity is obvious.
“I want our kids to play hard,” said Boles, who is in her first season as head coach. “Defensively, I like to make the opposing offense work. I like our defense to be so tenacious, the other team’s offense struggles to get into a rhythm.”