Chahlete Ellen Degler Character Analysis

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A new coach to Chaska is a familiar face for girls basketball, former Chaska Athena triathlete Ellen Degler is this year’s JV girls basketball coach.
Ellen Degler is a Chaska Alumni, a previous player for the Chaska Hawks girls basketball team.
Her high school experience was one to remember. Degler said that she was blessed with a lot of opportunity in high school, and those opportunities brought her and her team success.
“The two opportunities I was able to go to the State Tournament were definitely my highlight moments.” Degler said. “It’s an experience you don’t always get to have, and we had a good group of girls who played hard and it all came together for us, we didn’t know it at the time but it’s something you look back on and remember.”
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This impact is part of the reasoning behind Degler’s choice to take the job as coach of the JV team this year.
“I feel like I have something I can offer and help the team and the girls here, both as a player and a coach.” Coach Degler said. “Showing them what it is like to be a competitive athlete or to be a Christian on the court or be a good academic student, and being a good role model.”
However, Coach Degler said that coaching was a personal choice for her as well.
“Coaching was also a personal thing, it’s a way for me to stay around the sport, not everyone gets to play professional and this was an opportunity for me to do that back around here. I love basketball and I knew I wanted to be around the game.” said Ellen.
Degler loves coaching girls basketball, and has had a great experience back here at Chaska.
“Being with all the girls and seeing the smiles and seeing the enjoyment and seeing them grow as a player, and sometimes that’s tough but it’s also really rewarding,” Degler said, “it’s defining who they are as a person and where they get to take what they learn on the

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