Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb


Kayla Le

Coach Kendall Webb at last year’s girls basketball game.

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have a Saturday scrimmage and begins the regular season on Nov. 9.

Q: How long have you been coaching? Where were you coaching before Rider?

A: This will be 10 years in education. I was at Panhandle for two years and then three years at Littlefield. 

Q: What was your first two years at Rider like?

A: It’s been challenging, but also it’s been one of those that you come in and try to build a program and develop your system. I think this year will be the year that we’ll start seeing the seeds that were planted and develop in the girls.   

Q: What are your expectations for the team this year? 

A: I think we’re going to have a better year. Overall, we just need to make playoffs, but I think just to develop each and every day and keep growing and develop the program and the team.    

Q: How did not making the playoffs last year helped motivate the team? 

A: Last year we were inexperienced, and I think that played a big part. It motivated the girls in a way that they kind of know what they needed to work on to develop to get better for this year.

Q: Who are some young players to watch for?

A: We have two freshmen; one of them is Jalynn Bristow. She’ll be one of our go-to girls, and we have a point guard Ashlynn Knight who will be a freshman, who will step into that point guard role. Then we have Addy Self (sophomore), who we returned from last year.

Q: What all do they bring to the table?

A: I think just the athleticism and then their basketball skill level. I think that’s definitely one thing that makes them stand out. Just overall how they play the game and their confidence they can have.

Q: Is the team more experience or is it young?

A: We definitely have more experience. We’re still young in the way that we only have one senior, and so we returned everybody from last year.