East High School's Varsity basketball team has some unfinished business to take care of. A tough game between Aquinas and East last year led to the final game of the season. It was a crushing defeat but according to the sports legend Vince Lombardi, “We didn’t lose the game, we just ran out of time.” The loss motivated the team to come back this year stronger and better. The East Eagles have kicked off their 2016 season with a 3-1 record to date.
Assistant Coach Robinson improves personal character building within his players so that it will have a positive impact on the team. Robinson states that he can teach more life lessons to his players and set better examples by “exposing them to different settings and environments outside of the Rochester area.” He also believes that if the players on his team were his own children, two of the most important life lessons he would want them to get out of his program would be a good work ethic and a strong commitment to a team sport. Robinson motivates his players “through outcomes and success; how hard they want to work.”
Robinson's team has been motivated to work hard in practices and play harder in games by their wins. In order to improve teamwork and the attitude of each player Robinson states that “everyone should be held accountable.” East basketball coaches don't hesitate to bench a player during a game if there is evidence of poor attitude or poor sportsmanship being shown on the court. The coaches believe that taking responsibility for your attitudes and actions will benefit the players on and off the court and will extend to their real world experiences. We wish the East Eagles the best of luck for the remainder of their 2016- 2017 season.