My road in life has been direct.
Received first women's basketball scholarship at my college.
Needed money so began coaching at a local YMCA and loved it.
Got coaching job in 1980 and had immediate success and love of coaching.
Created and ran first elementary basketball program for girls.
Coached 13 years before winning state championship.
Moved over to Athletic Director for school (rare for women in 90's).
Worked hard, improved all aspects of athletics at job, developed respect among peers.
Elected to several key positions within FHSAA, our state's governing board for athletics.
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Athletic Director

I am an athletic director of a small high school and teach social studies / computer classes, too.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Homeroom with 10th grade, 1st period American History with 8th grade, work on Athletics for the next two hours then teach Middle School Computer Classes. Homeroom again, then lunch, followed by two more periods of athletics. Usually stay after school for an athletic event of some type, somewhere, too. This is usually 2-4 nights per week.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

College degree in something marketable in education (not sports management from FSU, people!) then start out coaching MS level sports, then JV, then work under a head coach, preferably a good one!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

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