Roy High School didn’t have to look far for its next girls basketball head coach after Carolyn DeHoff stepped down at the end of the season.
The school announced Hailee Parry as its new girls basketball coach Friday. Parry teaches PE at Roy High.
Three spots to the right of DeHoff’s headshot on the PE staff directory web page, there’s Parry’s headshot.
Not far at all.
“When this opened up, like I said, this has been a dream of mine to be a girls basketball coach at a high school. Where I’m teaching there already, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” Parry said Friday.
Parry played basketball at Syracuse High on its 2010 state championship team and its 2011 state runner-up team, then went to USU-Eastern for two years as a point guard, redshirted at Utah Valley and finished a teaching degree at Weber State.
She worked at Syracuse High, South Ogden Junior and Rocky Mountain Junior as an assistant coach. Parry hasn’t coached for the last couple years but she’s been teaching at Roy.
Parry wants to engage feeder schools to try to boost the number of players that come out for the program, which is one challenge she sees.
“Another challenge I see is … taking over any program that’s been ran so long by someone so awesome. I do things different, so it’s going to be a bit different for the girls and I just hope they’re ready to buy in,” Parry said.
The Royals went 6-16 this season and 6-6 in Region 2. Five of their top scorers were juniors or sophomores, led by Nicole Williams and Jerzee Hart.
Roy is moving from 6A to 5A next season and will join Region 5 with Bonneville, Clearfield, Northridge and Box Elder.
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