Enid’s Mya Edwards – Character Counts Presented by Curttright Honda

The Enid High School Pacer basketball team has begun their first season under new head coach Nina Gregory. Gregory comes to Enid after four years at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, two as a player and two as a graduate assistant. She is excited about the opportunity to coach at the 6A level and help her players become better women and win games. That is a process, not an event.

One of her players, junior point guard Mya Edwards, likes her new coach and can easily relate to her and understands she is preparing her for college and for life.

Edwards got started playing basketball at a young age when her grandmother encouraged her to play for Samuel Hill and HES (Helping Elevate Sportsmanship). She remembers going all in at about 7 or 8 years old and played for HES until age 14.

Mya Edwards has so much athletic ability and a high motor that she sometimes doesn’t know how good she can be. She told me the best part of her game is court awareness and her quickness. Her coach agrees. She wants to shoot the ball better and play defense more consistently. Edwards wants to win more consistently but understands that’s part of the process.  Just like her leadership, Edwards is learning how to be a leader, to be accountable and achieve more.

Mya Edwards wants to be a nurse and help people. There are a lot of ways to get to that goal. She has decided that basketball can build character, teach discipline, a solid work ethic and teamwork.  And, Edwards will be back next year to the Pacer basketball program.