Q&A With South Johnston’s New Girls Basketball Coach Whitney Williams

Did you play basketball for South Johnston? If so, please tell us a little about your experiences on the team?

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Yes, I played for South Johnston all four years of high school, JV my freshman year. For me, it was a family, a real team unit. Our Coach Rhonda Langdon (Big Mama) was always on us to do our best, in school, and on the court. She pushed us past our limits, and that made us form a unit. Overall, it was just a great atmosphere, now we had our days, but those were some of the most memorable days of my life.

Did you attend college, and if so, where and for what?

Yes, I attended Norfolk State University on a scholarship for softball, earning my bachelor’s in sociology.

Will you be teaching at South? If so, what subject?

Yes, social studies.

What is your preliminary game plan? How do you expect to win?

My main focus has been getting the girls into a consistent summer workout program, and taking it back to the fundamentals.

Did you attend any Lady Trojans basketball games last season? What were some of the things you liked and disliked?

I did attend a few games. One thing I saw that I liked was the girls’ fight, and their efforts to push through adversity. One thing that I disliked was the attendance to the girls games. I hope that in the near future we can encourage more people to come out.

What are your hopes for 2018-19 Lady Trojans hoops, and beyond?

My hopes are that we can turn a new leaf for the program. Not only by our win-loss record changing, but I hope to change the game into a positive learning outlet for these players to enjoy and grow from, in hopes that it helps guide them even after basketball.

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