Coach Motesharrei is entering her first season as freshmen girls basketball coach for Shawnee Mission West High School. She has been involved in basketball since she was 16 years old. Coach "Shay" holds a master's degree in physical education with her thesis on basketball injuries. For 13 years, she competed and coached overseas in domestic and international leagues. During her time in France, she competed in the second division and won one league title. After retiring as a player, Coach Shay coached for seven years and led her team to seven league titles including one gold medal in the Armenian Olympics.