Basketball - Girls Varsity
Entering his sixth season as the head coach of Whitfield School’s varsity girls basketball team, Michael Slater has guided his team to five (5) consecutive district titles, three (3) Quarterfinal appearances, and two (2) State Final Four appearances, including one in the State Championship game. The program has continued to improve each season in a variety of statistical categories. During his first five seasons at Whitfield, the Warriors have compiled a record of 102-44. This brings Michael’s overall coaching record to 351-161, which includes his 12 years at the helm at Nerinx Hall high school.
During his first five seasons the Warriors made history in a variety of ways, including winning the program's first ever state playoff game. In addition, the Warriors qualified for the program's first ever State Final Four appearance and finished the season as the second ranked team in the state following their loss in the state championship game during the 2016-2017 season.
During his tenure at Nerinx Hall, Michael led the Class 5 program to a record of 249 – 117, which included 8 district titles and the only two State Final Four appearances for basketball in school history. Proud to have coached and mentored so many young athletes, Michael has helped multiple players take their playing careers to the collegiate level; ranging from Division I to Division III. Three of his former players were members of a Division III national championship team.
Michael is a firm believer in treating his teams like one’s family; built on trust, discipline, hard work, and commitment. They are the critical pieces to making the basketball experience at Whitfield a positive one, while arming his athletes with key tools to be successful well beyond their basketball careers.
Michael is married to his wonderful wife Tiffany and is a proud father of their two sons.
Coach Slater's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant CoachCoach Cameo Jones is entering her fourth season at Whitfield. She played high school basketball at Columbia Rockbridge where she was an All-District selection and MVP. She continued her basketball career at William Woods University where she was an All-Conference honoree.
Coach Jones has a variety of coaching experience; she spent three years as an assistant at Rockbridge High School, during which time the team won two state championships. She also spent one season as an Assistant Coach at Kirkwood High School, winning a district championship.
Coach Jones's basketball philosophy is centered around teaching student athletes how to go from good to great in all aspects of their lives and being a positive role model/mentor.
Basketball Operations CoordinatorWhile Coach Young is entering her first year in this role for the Warriors, she is no stranger to Whitfield or coaching. She has been a teacher in the physical education department and head coach of the field hockey and girls lacrosse teams for a number of years.
Coach Young was a collegiate field hockey player at Ball State for four years. During her fifth year, she became the videographer for the program. After graduation, she began teaching physical education and was an assistant coach at the high school level. A year later she became a head coach.
Along with her coaching experience, Coach Young brings fresh ideas and a unique vision to the program. She is responsible for overseeing the managers, social media for the program, and the innovative Catapult wearable GPS tracking technology the program uses for health and fitness. This technology tracks, heart rate, body load, distance traveled, and a host of other pieces of data used to train our athletes. Whitfield School is one of the first high schools in the country to use such technology. Catapult’s client list includes teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA Division I programs, and variety of international sports teams.
Maggie will make a positive impact on the program and will continue to bring a fresh perspective.