The prodigal ’Cat

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The prodigal ’Cat

Justa Whitt is back, and another Elite 8 is at the center
As senior co-captain Pamela Cotton knows, Ignacio High School head coach Justa Whitt can be demanding, but her soft hand also has steered the Bobcats back to their first elite eight in 10 years. “She’s coaching aggressively; she’s got the kids working hard, and the kids are working hard for her,” IHS athletic director Rocky Cundiff said.
Ignacio’s prodigal daughter is back. Twenty years ago, Justa Whitt moved from Ignacio High School to Durango High School, which eventually helped earn her a spot on the University of Colorado’s elite eight basketball team. Now, she’s coaching the Bobcats in their third-ever state tournament elite eight appearance. “And that’s one of the main reasons I coach: to give back what I was given,” Whitt said.
Listed at 5-4, sophomore Sky Cotton doesn’t have the typical basketball player build. She makes up for it with smart, aggressive play, taught by 6-5 head coach and former collegiate center Justa Whitt. “That’s definitely helped them not be afraid of bigger players,” Whitt said.

The prodigal ’Cat

As senior co-captain Pamela Cotton knows, Ignacio High School head coach Justa Whitt can be demanding, but her soft hand also has steered the Bobcats back to their first elite eight in 10 years. “She’s coaching aggressively; she’s got the kids working hard, and the kids are working hard for her,” IHS athletic director Rocky Cundiff said.
Ignacio’s prodigal daughter is back. Twenty years ago, Justa Whitt moved from Ignacio High School to Durango High School, which eventually helped earn her a spot on the University of Colorado’s elite eight basketball team. Now, she’s coaching the Bobcats in their third-ever state tournament elite eight appearance. “And that’s one of the main reasons I coach: to give back what I was given,” Whitt said.
Listed at 5-4, sophomore Sky Cotton doesn’t have the typical basketball player build. She makes up for it with smart, aggressive play, taught by 6-5 head coach and former collegiate center Justa Whitt. “That’s definitely helped them not be afraid of bigger players,” Whitt said.
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