Morgan Banninga brought her passion for basketball with her when she became a teacher and returned to teach at St Mary Catholic School in Beaverlodge. Six years ago, when she began coaching, she had to recruit players just to make a small team B team. This year our school saw 60 male athletes try out: making a record three boys teams. She has built a formidable male basketball program from the ground up, developing the athletes into one of the strongest small school teams in the area. She gives her players the gift of passion for all sport and keeps high expectations for them while supporting them in their endeavours.