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Coaching sons and daughters can be rewarding challenge

An Algoma basketball coach is learning that it can be a challenge to coach your own son or daughter. Algoma boys basketball head coach Cory Zimmerman is finding that out this season. His son Carter is a freshman on the team. Coach Zimmerman always has on his mind whether he is treating Carter differently than the other boys on the team. The coach doesn't think it has been an issue this year. He thinks the kids are more focused on trying to get better. Coach Zimmerman says once he and his son pull into the driveway after a practice or game, they stop being coach and player and become father and son. 

 

 

Kewaunee girls basketball head coach Lynn Geier coached two of her daughters and she called the experience challenging but rewarding. Coach Geier told a story of how after a tough loss, she told the team she didn't want to see the team until they were ready to compete again. Geier's daughter Nicole decided to pack her bags to stay with another teammate. 
 

 

Geier added the moment strengthened their relationship as a coach-player and as a mother-daughter. 

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