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Lady Griz Switch to Coaching for Summer Camp

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 The Lady Griz camp going on this week spans all ages from elementary to high school, but it's not just the campers who benefit.

"It's really fun to come back and see all your teammates.  I go home for the summer, so it's great to be back here, and teach the girls some stuff and be with each other," says Lady Griz sophomore forward Rachel Staudacher.

The coaching staff is filled with mostly Lady Griz players, but this year, Grizzly men's standout Jordan Gregory also wanted to be a part of the camp.

"I like coaching the girls because I think they're a little more open to instruction.  Sometimes when you get guys who are in middle school or high school they don't want to listen to you, but these girls so far have been really listening, they want to get better, and they are working pretty hard," says the senior guard Gregory.

Just like during the season, Coach Robin Selvig is at the fore-front of it all, just a little less intense than he may be on the sidelines during the season.

"I would say coaches fire really never goes out completely, but I think he tones it down in order to not scare the campers," laughs Lady Griz sophomore guard McCalle Feller

Not only does the camp give the current Lady Griz players a chance to coach, it also gives them the chance to be a referee.

"What I found out is I am not a very good ref.  I'll be the first to admit that, I can't ref, I'm terrible at it, and that's okay.  But it does give me an appreciation for what the refs do and the types of calls they have to make," says Feller.

When it comes down to it, all the camp coaches realize the importance of being a positive role model, and giving back to the Montana community.

"It's awesome that these girls look up to us, because I remember looking up to the girls at the University of Washington, so it's awesome to be here and see them looking up to us," says Staudacher.

"Their parents pay their hard earned money to come support us, so I feel like it's our duty to give back to them, and coach them up as well as we can," adds Gregory.

While they love doing the camp and giving back to the community, the coaches are also fairly quick to snap back into competitive mode when you ask about their teams.

"Just so you know, my team is always the best, always the best.  They will continue to be the best as long as I'm coaching them.  Definitely the coaching competition is always fierce, but we're competitors. Whatever we're doing we want to be the winners," says Feller.

"I already got a couple texts this morning saying other people's teams are going to win, but my team is coming for the win, so I'm just letting everybody know," smiles Jordan Gregory.

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