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FHS News 10/25/21
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Interested in being on the Girls Basketball Team? Meet the new Coaches:
Coach Janae Fueston – Varsity Head Coach
Coach Fueston played college basketball at Central Washington University and has been coaching youth and high school sports for more than 10 years. Most recently, she was the varsity assistant for the White River High School girls basketball team.
Fueston’s coaching philosophy centers around three core principles – commitment, unity, and persistence. She values clarity with her players in what is expected of them while holding them accountable for their efforts on and off the court. Team unity is of utmost importance and something she attributes to the success she’s encountered in her career thus far. With a focus on growth and embracing the process, she aims to build Trojan basketball around fundamentals, team-oriented basketball, and an emphasis on defense, floor spacing and ball movement.
Fun fact: At the age of 10 a bike handle went through the side of my face during a crash, leaving what now looks like a dimple as the scar.
TJ Cotterill – JV Coach
Coach Cotterill is in his first season as the varsity assistant/JV coach at Fife after spending the past three years as an assistant coach for the Puyallup High School boys basketball team. He’s currently teaching English at Fife High School as a student-teacher. Before the career shift, he spent 10 years in journalism, including as the Seattle Mariners beat reporter and high school sports coordinator for The News Tribune (Tacoma). He also hosts a podcast for SB Live Sports, “The Preps Lab.”
Cotterill played basketball at Sultan High School, but his favorite part about the game is the opportunity to positively impact others and create lifelong memories and a love for basketball. He is married to his incredible wife Katie and is the proud father of Cassius (4) and Josephine (2).
Fun fact: One of my favorite interviews was a phone conversation with Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird.
Audrey Birklid – Assistant Coach
Coach Birklid has more than six years’ experience coaching recreational sports, predominantly in Eastern Washington, including basketball, softball, and soccer. She has worked with multiple age groups throughout her coaching experience with a focus on individual development.
She was born and raised in Edgewood. She is committed to this community and building the program alongside Coach Fueston and Coach Cotterill.
Fun fact: I can solve a Rubix cube.