Welcome to Sabercats Girls Basketball 2013-14

2012 Tombstone Shootout Champions

Welcome to Sabino High School Girls basketball in Tucson, Arizona.

The Sabino Way

Sabino Girls Basketball places a high standard on teaching our young women values that transcend basketball. Humility, Passion, Unity, Servanthood, Thankfulness, Accountability, and Loyalty are the cornerstones of our program, and building quality people is just as important as developing quality basketball players. Our emphasis is on both. We compete with the best programs in basketball, and we want our players to impact the community in positive ways when they graduate.

Sabino has averaged almost 20 wins per year over the last 5 years, placed our players in college programs at all levels, and last year finished with our highest ever Maxpreps ranking. For some programs that might be enough. But we are driven to improve in every area, every year, and will work to succeed at the highest levels of achievement athletically and academically.

The 2014-15 season will be a challenging season, with only 1 Senior and 4 Juniors returning. We will once again be competing against one of the tougher schedules in Southern Arizona, but you can count on us competing, day in and day out. We want to encourage you to come be a part of or support the great tradition that is now Sabino High School Girls Basketball.

“Building a Culture of Toughness; Striving to Achieve Greatness” alexa arndt

Sabercats at the NEXT LEVEL

Sabino Girls Basketball Future, Current, and Former College Players

Congratulations to current and former Sabino Girls Basketball players Brianna Pitre (2016), Marli Ray (2014), Alexa Arndt (2013), Diana Jimenez (2012), & Chelsea Olson (2011) who will soon be, are currently or have recently been playing college basketball on Scholarship.

BriannaBrianna Pitre is currently in her Junior year at Sabino High School, but has verbally committed to play for Division 1 Cal State Fullerton University.

Brianna will be joining the CSUF Titans in the Fall of 2016. Her athletic ability, positive attitude, and strong work ethic point to both a successful high school and college basketball experience.

Link to Article on Brianna’s college commitment:

MarliMarli Ray graduated in Spring of 2014 from Sabino and is now on a basketball scholarship at William Penn University, an NAIA school in Iowa.

Marli’s tireless work ethic and knowledge of the game made her like a coach on the floor, inspiring teammates with both her words and example. She was a 3 year starter and helped Sabino qualify for post season play in all of those seasons.

In her senior year, Marli earned 4th team allsportstucson.com honors, and was on the all-tournament team at the Tombstone Shootout for 2 years.

MarliAlexa Arndt is a Sophomore at Pima Community College. Alexa graduated in 2013, where she helped lead Sabino to the State basketball playoffs in a thrilling upset of the number 1 seed in the sectional playoffs.

Alexa earned many post season honors, including Tucson Citizen Division 2, Section 1, 2nd team, AIA365 All-Section 2nd team and the Arizona Daily Star 3rd team all-city.

Her powerful inside presence and relentless rebounding made her a difficult force to stop.

DianaJ2014Diana Jimenez is a Junior at Dallas Christian College for the 2014-15 season.

Diana came to Sabino as a Junior, and she dedicated herself with tireless work habits, improved her shot, conditioning and understanding of the game.

In her Senior year, Diana finished 5th in the state of Arizona in 2012 with an 82% free throw mark, was honorable mention all-city, and was on the all-tournament team at the Tombstone Shootout, leading the way for Sabino with 17 points in the championship game.

Chelsea Olson 2014Chelsea Olson played two years at Glendale Community College for former UA women's standout Timi Brown, now the head coach of the Gauchos.

Chelsea was a pre-season MacDonald's All-American nominee before her senior year, but had her season cut short by injuries. Chelsea has been a picture of hard work and determination, not letting setbacks derail her ambitions.

She has put into practice everything that Sabino Girls basketball teaches and stands for.

Congratulations to Alexa, Diana, Chelsea, Marli, and Brianna who have all represented the 4 Guiding Principles of Sabino SaberCats Basketball:

  1. Living our core values; (Humility, Passion, Unity, Servanthood, Thankfulness, Accountability, Loyalty)
  2. Placing the well-being of our teammates before individual desires;
  3. Embracing the process of growth;
  4. Toughness in every circumstance


Our Goal and Mission is You!

Our goal is to make Sabino one of the top basketball programs for girls in both the city of Tucson and the state of Arizona. We focus heavily on player development and fundamentals.

Our mission is to teach young women values, character, integrity, and sportsmanship. We strongly emphasize team play and hard work. Maximum effort is required at all times and we try to help our players understand that excellence only occurs when they work far beyond their level of comfort.

Our staff is also dedicated to helping those athletes who express a desire and the commitment to play basketball in college. We are in constant contact with college coaches and if a young woman has the talent and work ethic required to compete at the next level, we will do all we can to assist her in fulfilling that goal.

Sabino - An Open Enrollment High School

Sabino High School in Tucson is an open enrollment high school. No matter where you live in Tucson, you can attend Sabino and receive an outstanding educational experience.

Sabino is constantly rated as a top performing school academically, and the beautiful campus is perfectly located at the foot of the Santa Catalina mountain range.

Sabino High School pictureIf you are looking for a quality education and a life changing and challenging basketball experience, then Sabino is the right place for you.

Take advantage of an excellent opportunity and open enroll at Sabino High School.


Building Solid, Responsible Young Women like You

The relationships formed through hard work and the achievements of specific goals are valuable lessons that go far beyond the playing years.

We are committed to building solid, responsible young women as well as quality basketball players, and the family atmosphere we provide helps young women establish bonds that can last a lifetime.

We Have Opportunities For All To Help

We are thankful to all who are a part of the Sabino girl’s basketball family, including parents, players, coaches and administration.

We are extremely grateful to our supportive parents and to all who have assisted in coaching, running the snack bar and booster club, fundraising and chaperoning this past year.

We welcome your involvement, so please let us know what areas you might be interested in assisting.

About Our Staff 

I truly believe we have one of the best coaching staffs in Tucson. The passion, dedication, and experience our assistants and volunteers bring is unmatched, and we are committed to making Sabino girl’s basketball not only competitive, but perennially one of the strongest basketball programs in the city of Tucson and the state of Arizona.

The Coaching Staff

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Varsity Coach: Tim Unger

Coach Tim begins his 8th year as a coach in our program, 7 years as a volunteer assistant and JV Coach, and now he takes over our Varsity team.

Tim is married with 4 children, His daughter Rhiannon graduated from Sabino and was a 2 year starter on the Varsity.

Jim GrovesVarsity Assistant Coach: Jim Grove.

Jim is entering his 8th year working with Coach Addleman.

He is patient yet demanding with the players, and works with our post players as well as assisting in all aspects of our instruction.

Jim is married and has 2 grown children, both of whom are Sabino graduates.


Sherard DorrahVarsity Assistant Coach: Sherard Dorroh

Coach Dorroh begins his first season as an assistant with Sabino, but brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience.

He was on a state champion high school team in Texas. Coach Dorroh is our offensive coordinator and is in charge of our guard development.

Sherard is married with 2 children and works for the Air Force Reserves.


Rhiannon WatoJr. Varisty Assistant Coach: Rhiannon Wato

Rhiannon is a Sabino Graduate who played on the Varsity for 3 years, 2 years as a starter. She has a great understanding of the work involved with player development and fundamentals.

“Rhyno” also plays semi-pro women’s basketball with the Davis Monthan team.

Coach Rhyno works as a JV assistant and is also coaching our Freshman/JV ‘B’ team.


Elvis PadillaVolunteer Assistant Coach: Manolo Padilla.

Coach “Elvis” is also is currently the girl’s basketball coach at Magee middle school in Tucson Arizona.




connie rauser picAthletic Trainer: Connie Rauser

Connie has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for about 20 years. She graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman with a degree in Physical Education/Recreation/Sports Medicine, and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona.

After working at Pueblo High School (Tucson), Montana Tech (Butte MT), University of Idaho (Moscow), and Oregon State University (Corvallis) she found her way to Sabino High School and has made a home here.

Connie provides not only quality care to the athletes at Sabino, while they are participating, but also acts as a mentor, a confidant, and a friend.

The players in our program are tremendous and dedicated young women. They are excited about re-establishing Sabino as a powerful girl’s basketball team in Tucson and Arizona.

Thank you for supporting the Sabino Girls Basketball Program,

Tim Unger
Head Coach
Sabino High School Girls Basketball