Ardmore’s Tiona Cohee – Character Counts Presented by Excel Therapy

By Travis Sloat

Tiona Cohee credits her coaches and her parents for her love of basketball.

“My dad got me started in basketball,” Cohee said. “I started playing basketball in kindergarten in YMCA ball. I watch basketball sometimes with my dad, but I don’t have any specific favorite players or teams. I would have to say my biggest basketball influences are my coaches and my parents. They positively help me, and keep me going.”

The Ardmore junior forward/center said she is looking forward to this season on the basketball court, and one of her personal goals is to keep control of her emotions.

“I want to keep my emotions/frustration in control, shake things off, and keep playing hard until the clock says zero,” she said. “My coach always says good things happen if you keep playing hard. As for team goals, I want us to keep playing together, continue to communicate, and make it to state again.”

Cohee always participates in track, and said she loves English and Chemistry are her favorite subjects in school. She said her after graduation plans are going to college to try to become an Occupational Therapist.

When it comes to character, Cohee believes that just being yourself is what counts the most.

“I like the feeling I get after seeing the results from all our hard work,” she said. “And I also just love having fun with my team.”