Del City’s Mariah Webb – OKC Area Girls Basketball Coach Spotlight Presented by Oklahoma Educators Credit Union

By Derrick Smith

Del City head girls basketball coach, Mariah Webb, is no stranger to coaching or the game of basketball. Thanks to her parents, she has been around both for a majority of her life. She is thankful that it helped guide her to where she is. 

“Coaching runs in my family,” she said. “My dad has been coaching the last twenty-five plus years and my mom has coached for twenty-five years as well. I’ve always been around coaching and I knew I wanted to be a coach at a young age. I started coaching because I had a love for the game of basketball and wanted to teach the game the correct way.”

Webb is in her second season at the helm of the Lady Eagles program. And while she enjoys the game of basketball, coaching also allows her to impact the lives of her players.

“I enjoy being able to create and build relationships with my players and watch them grow into successful young women,” she said. “I also really enjoy being able to provide them with the same opportunities and experiences I had while playing basketball.”

Teaching the fundamentals and techniques of basketball are a coaches role, but Mariah says that in order to be successful, you also have to be able to connect with your players.

“I spend a great amount of time trying to reach and connect with my girls on a personal level,” she said. “I’m committed to creating relationships with them while being passionate about teaching the game of basketball. My girls know how much I care about them and that makes it a lot easier for them to learn.”

Mariah would not be where she is today without some great role models in her life. Besides her parents, her college coach was one of her biggest influences.

“One of my biggest influences in my life is Kamie Ethridge, one of my college basketball coaches,” she said. “Her passion and knowledge of the game was remarkable and something I wanted to be known for when it was my time to become a coach. My parents are also my role models.