Beloved coach, Chelsea Cabatbat, has retired as the girls varsity coach, to focus on family. Cabatbat retains many great memories as a coach and will miss everyone dearly.
Cabatbat’s reasons for retiring were “To spend more time with my boys. Life happens so fast, and I never want to miss something they are doing. I have always been a mom and coach; It is time for me to just be a mom,” she said.
One of her favorite coaching memories is a buzzer beating win over Churchill County.
“Beating Fallon on Alyssa Kuskie's fade away three at the buzzer. We were down 12 going into the 4th quarter. The girls never quit and we ended up winning our second straight regional title,” said Cabatbat.
In her new found spare time she plans coach a different sport. She plans on coaching one son in 6U soccer, watching her oldest son play football and simply enjoying life. She will now also be able to spend Christmas in Hawaii rather than a gym.
The best part of coaching for her was simply working at Lowry, her alma mater.
“We have the best fans, cheerleaders, dance team and band. I love watching the girls run out to a packed house and seeing everyone rise for the school song. The community and school support is amazing. I love coaching at Lowry High school and carrying on the winning traditions. Watching the girls believe and buy into a program in order to achieve the goals we have set year after year,” she said.
Cabatbat will miss the players the most.
“I will miss the girls the most. I will miss being with them every day. They are all amazing people who I enjoy getting to know each year. They teach me so much and become the daughter's I never had. I will miss them the most,” said Cabatbat.
Cabatbat decided to spend her free time with her kids. “I will spend my free time hanging out with my boys. I hope to coach them in the sports they play. I am most excited to spend quality time with them before they grow up,” said Cabatbat.
Despite leaving the basketball team, Chelsea will still be teaching at Lowry. She teaches the students how to transition from high school to adulthood. Cabatbat coached at Lowry for ten years, five years with junior varsity, and five years with varsity.