Girls’ basketball coach looks to be champion for second time in a row

Saturday, July 17, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:02 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 14, 2008

Kevin Teevan, Independence Starzz basketball coach, is trying to reach the same goal he did last year. Teevan is trying to coach the Starzz to the 13-and- Under competitive division championship.

Teevan is in his third Show-Me State Games with the Starzz. Although this is his third year with the Starzz, this is his sixth year of coaching overall. In 2003, the Starzz won the girls‚ 12-and-Under competitive division. Teevan said that would have to be his biggest accomplishment while he has coached the Starzz.

Teevan has a tough task this year if he wants to stay in the Show-Me State Games to the end. Teevan lost his first game to the St. Peter Sting 32-18 on Friday.

Teevan is involved with the Starzz because of his twin daughters, Jessica and Erica Teevan. Teevan also coaches with his wife, Rhonda. Teevan and his wife played at St. Mary’s High School in Independence.

Coaching an all-girls team is not a problem for Teevan.

“Most of the girls are really good friends, which is good because they work better as a team,” Teevan said.

“The only real problem we have is when girls have mood swings. Other than that, all the girls get a long most of the time.”

Teevan enjoys coaching and would like to continue coaching his daughters as long as he can and as much as he can.

“I enjoy coaching for the competition, and I enjoy teaching my daughters,” Teevan said.

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