With basketball season arriving Tomahawk Talk did an interview with Assistant Coach Warare Gladman.
Describe a typical “Open Gym”
“Open Gym” is designed to help present and future Red Raider basketball players on conditioning and sharpening basketball skills for the upcoming season. It also serves as an opportunity for new players to meet the coaching staff and learn the philosophies that are conveyed by the head coach.”
What are your hopes for the upcoming season?
“Every year and with every team that I coach, I carry the highest expectation for my team. Our hopes for the upcoming season are to be one of the top contending team in our section and in WPIAL. Our first and main goal is set to become section Champions within our Division.
*Qualify for WPIAL playoffs
*WPIAL playoff Champs
*PIAA playoff Qualifiers”
What are your academic and behavioral expectations for your players both on and off the court?
“Any Student / Athlete that participate within the traditional Red Raiders program is required to meet all academic and behavioral expectations established by the Uniontown Senior High administration. Team rules expectations are also enforced by the head coach. These rule are put place in order for players to conduct themselves as mature well -mannered individuals who will represent their school, community, and most importantly their families in a strong positive nature.”
How has coaching affected your life?
“Coaching has been a big part of my life for many years now. I enjoy coaching as way to fill the competitive void as a former player. Coaching also serves as true safe haven to help educate, guide and mentor young players to become effective and positive members of their community and society.”
How would you promote a positive energy with your team through both positive and negative situations?
“A full basketball season will be filled with hard times and good times. However, the role of the coach may influence or determine the path and sight of the team. It’s important for the coach to be well rounded and diverse mentally in order to address any or all issues that may arise during the season. (A problem solver that can tackle any Situation.)”