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Coach Manny Melo Battle Ground Q/A

Manny Melo 

Battle Ground 

3rd year 

IG: @melo_manny 

Twitter: @coach_melo 

Are you superstitious? 

Not as much as a coach, but as an athlete I was very superstitious 

What sports books/movies are your favorite? 

  • Any documentary on basketball 
  • Coach K, Leading with the heart 

What is one word you hope your former teammates use to describe you?

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Dedicated or passionate 

What do you believe is the proper role of parents when it comes to high school sports?

Active roll supporting their son/daughter through their career. Parents need to advocate for their son/daughter to have an open line of communication with their coach 

What was your most memorable moment as a coach?

Leading Battle Ground to the Tacoma Dome in 2018/2019 

Biggest challenge as a high school coach? 

The amount of time we are allowed with athletes. I wish there was more time to develop out of season 

The best player you’ve seen at the high school level?

The best player I have watch in WA is probably a toss up between Jaden McDaniels or Anton Watson

Why did you get into coaching? 

To give back to kids, teach them how to play basketball at a deeper level and to create life long memories