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 helps them to be role models, true leaders empowering others to realize their full potential on and off the court.
Barbara Berry, Founder and President of The Way to Win.
Head Coach Gold Team - 23rd 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.
Lorinda Flikkema, Co-Head Coach Silver Team - 12th 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 (23 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.
Rick Kelly - Head Coach Bronze Team - 5th year
Rick has been coaching for over 33 years. Most recently as an Asst Coach at Blanchet 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 & Payton graduated Woodinville HS.
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 &
Assistant Coach at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.
Currently living in Soap Lake and Training Players to the next level.