Article by John Heglie, special for the Leader
Ryan Antos takes over the helm of the Lady Pirate girls basketball from Juan Perez after three seasons. Antos grew up in St. Regis. Previous coaching positions at south central Washington include girls basketball at Kiona-Benton around the Tri-Cities area of Richland-Pasco-Kennewick and most recently football coach with the Wahluke Warriors of Mattawa.
Sandwiched between these two out-of-state tenures was a brief return to St. Regis, where Antos was assistant girls basketball and track coach while head coach of the junior high boys and girls programs.
Antos will be somewhat familiar to Pirate athletics followers as he was offensive coordinator of the Polson football program under Kaden Glinsmann.
His recruiting efforts have stimulated renewed enthusiasm in the girls basketball program with a higher degree of player interest expressed thus far.
Coach Antos elaborated about the current state of affairs as the season prepares to get underway: “We are looking to rebuild the program … so we are recruiting. Our goal this year is to compete ... but the more important focus for us is to prepare to compete.”