About The Coaches
The Way to Win Coaches are experienced former players, who continue to maintain a level of fitness in their life. They exemplify high standards, adhering to a strict Code of Ethics. Their personal integrity shows them to be role models, true leaders empowering others to realize their full potential on and off the court.

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Barbara Berry

Barbara Berry, Founder and President of The Way to Win.
Head Coach Gold Team - 21st year
A UW graduate, studied Kinesiology, Sports Medicine and Sports Psychology. She was a starting point guard, played semi-pro and internationally after college. Barbara has over forty years of high school and college level coaching and teaching experience. From 2002-2005 she was the Director of the Maple Valley Basketball Youth League and the Head Girl's Basketball Coach at Tahoma HS. Barbara was sponsored by Adidas to teach leadership seminars to children and adults throughout the US. She is the author of "The Golden Rules of Basketball, Fundamentals, Drills and Philosophies"

She played in the 1998 Nike World Masters Games and in the UW Husky's Alumni games in 2002 and 2008. Her other passions include her dogs, hiking, golfing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, sailing and, of course, coaching and playing basketball.

A thought provoking speaker at schools and other community groups inspiring individuals, coaches and players on and off the court by focusing on perceptions, long term vision building, effective communication and leadership skills.

2017-18 WNBA Storm Jr. Coach of the Year

Lorinda Flikkema

Lorinda Flikkema, Head Coach Silver Team - 10th Year
A graduate of Manhattan Christian High School in Churchill, Montana, was a 4 years starter and a state champion her senior year. After High School Lorinda accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Seattle Pacific University, was a starter for four years and awarded NCAA 2nd All Conference Team her senior year. She earned her degrees with a BA in mathematics and a 6-12 teaching certificate with endorsements in mathematics and physical education. She also has a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix. Spring 2013 she was awarded the "Washington State PTA Outstanding Educator of the Year Award!"

Lorinda began her Coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Seattle Pacific University for 3 years while teaching math at Newport HS in Bellevue. She then accepted an Assistant Coaching position at Washington State University for 2 years where her main responsibility was recruiting.

Currently Lorinda is a math teacher at Sammamish HS (22 yrs). She was the Head Coach there from 1999-2004. She is very passionate about her teaching and coaching and enjoys every minute of it.

Lorinda loves hiking with her dog, golfing, water sports and playing softball.

Cory Shepard

Cory Shepard, Ass't Coach Gold Team - 6th year
Cory is in his 26th year coaching youth basketball.  He started his career in 1993 as the Boys JV coach at Gilroy High School, in Gilroy, California. He spent the 1994 season as the Assistant Men’s coach at Gavilan College in Gilroy, and then took over as the Gilroy High School Men’s Varsity Head Coach in 1995, helping the Mustangs to three straight CCS playoff berths after a 10 year draught. He took the job as the Lake Washington Boys Head Coach in 1999, inheriting a team that had won only three games in 1998, and helping them to a 19-7 record, and a missed free throw away from a 4A state berth. Coach Shepard took over the Girls program in 2008. After the first rebuilding year, Lake Washington made the KingCo playoffs in 5 consecutive years, reaching the KingCo /Metro Regionals in 2011 and 2012, the Northwest Regional 2A playoffs in 2013, and culminated with Lake Washington’s first trip to the 2A State Tournament in 2014. He was named as the KingCo 3A Coach of the Year in 2011. He has coached 15 young men who went on to play collegiately, 5 at the Division 1 level, and 5 young women who have gone on to play collegiately so far!

Cory played high school basketball at Summerville High School in Tuolumne, California, and was named First Team All-Conference in the Mother Lode League in 1987 and 1988, leading the conference in scoring as a senior. He received a scholarship to play basketball at the Division II College of Notre Dame, starting as a freshman at the point guard position. After a tough injury that kept him out the entire 1989-1990 season, he spent the 1990-91 season at Foothill Community College, where his team led the California State Community College division in scoring at 94 pts per game, and compiled a 24-7 record. He finished his playing career as the team captain and starting guard at Whitman College in Walla Walla, graduating with his B.A. in 1993. Cory received his M.A. from Seattle Pacific in 2004.

Currently Cory works for Edward Jones Investment as a Financial Advisor for the past 15 years.

Britni Chabot

Britni Chabot, Head Coach Copper Team & Asst. Silver - 5th year
A former Way to Win player (2000-2006), Britni graduated from Ingraham HS in 2006 and played two years of college basketball at Skagit Valley College before transferring to the University of Washington, graduating in 2010. From there she earned her master’s in teaching at Seattle Pacific University, which she now uses in the Edmonds School District, teaching Special Education and English Language Learners. Britni has been coaching youth sports for over ten years, including elementary boys and girls rec-basketball, middle school girls basketball, high school track and field, and, most recently, was the assistant varsity coach, and head coach of junior varsity, at Ingraham HS. She continues to train them in the off-season.

When Britni is not teaching or coaching, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, hiking with her dog, or going to UW football and basketball games.

Rick Kelly

Rick Kelly - Head Coach Bronze Team - 3rd year   
Rick has been coaching for over 32 years. Most recently as JV Coach at Redmond High School. He started out with boys’ soccer and basketball then switched to girls’ soccer and basketball when his niece and daughters became old enough to play. In the past he has coached NYSA, NYBA, Select Basketball for Inglemoor and Monroe, Puget Sound Flight, Assistant Varsity Coach at Inglemoor HS (taking them to State 3 years in a row), Pinnacle Hoops, and JV Coach at Jackson HS. He has a love of the game and enjoys watching the girls be successful.

Rick is married and has two girls. Alexa graduated Woodinville High School in 2016 and is attending college at Western Washington University. Payton is a Senior at Woodinville HS.

Kayla Burt

Kayla Burt, Ass't Coach - 9th Year (on leave)
A graduate of Arlington High School (class of 2001) left for Seattle by following her dream of playing college basketball and accepting a scholarship to play for the University of Washington. Her career was cut short after suffering a cardiac arrest during her sophomore season at UW. She credits her teammates (who she calls her sisters) and the Seattle Fire Department for ultimately saving her life and giving her a second chance. After being told she would never play again; she returned nearly two years later to play with an implanted defibrillator.

Kayla graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. After graduation she became an assistant coach at the University of Portland for a season and then returned to Seattle where she became an EMT in South King County. Kayla graduated from UW Nursing School in August 2016. Currently she is working at Children's Hospital in Seattle.

Kayla thanks athletic participation in shaping her work ethic, leadership, positive attitude, and the platform in which she has been able to meet many people from all walks of life. Basketball has taken her to Australia where she and her UW teammates bungee jumped in the Cairns Rainforest, France where she used basketball to reach youth in ministry, and the Netherlands to simply explore the country and enjoy professional international competition.

In her spare time, Kayla spends most of her time biking, running or working out in her homemade gym (her garage!) & watching Netflix. When laying low she's likely hanging with her amazing friends, playing hoops somewhere, laughing, listening to music or cooking something new she has no idea how to cook.

She encourages her players to always "be present and live in the moment!"

Amy Lefotu

Amy Lefotu, Ass't Coach- 7th Year (on leave)
A graduated from Shorewood HS, Amy received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at the University of Oregon. After receiving Most Improved after her sophomore season with the Ducks, Amy transferred to Seattle Pacific University. She stepped into a starting point guard role and helped lead SPU to the Division II Elite 8 two consecutive years. Also won Newcomer of the year in the conference her Junior season, and Player of the Year her Senior season when SPU played for the Division II national championship. After college, Amy toured with Athletes in Action playing several high level Division 1 teams. The following year Amy went abroad and played professionally in Amsterdam and was named a top 5 All-Star as well as helping lead her team to win the Dutch National Championship. 

Since finishing her playing career, Amy went back to school to become a Registered Nurse. She has worked in Oncology, Neurology, and is now an RN in the Emergency Department. Apart from nursing, Amy got married in 2012. Her and her husband Daniel are in a worship band at their church and also do Christian hip-hop music together every chance they get. Amy has been an assistant girl's basketball coach with Meadowdale and King's HS and she continues to play in Spokane Hoopfest where her and her teammates have won the women's Elite tournament 4 years straight.

Amy and her husband Dan welcome there son Tommy in February 2016.

Lindsey Moore

Lindsey Moore
...attended Kentwood HS graduating in 2009. Starter all 4 years. Two time MVP Wesco 4A. State Champions and MVP 2009. Seattle Times All Area Team, Gatorade All Star, Parade All American & selected to Tryout for the U19 USA Team.

Received a Scholarship to attend University of Nebraska to play basketball beginning in the Fall 2009. A graduate of Nebraska & played for the WNBA Champions Minnesota Lynx, Italy and Australia.

Besides basketball Lindsey enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends.

Previously a Graduate Assistant at Arizona State University
Currently an Assistant Coach at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA


It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that is The Way to Win difference....