Assistant Softball Coach
Each day I strive to live magis and represent Canisius College and our softball program by leading a genuine, authentic life. I work each day to deepen my understanding of myself and the people around me through open communication and personal reflection. I read the examen each day as a reminder to give thanks for the blessings in my life, to set personal and professional goals, to remember to be compassionate towards others, and always to maintain hope for a better tomorrow.
In my job as assistant softball coach at Canisius, I have the unique experience of being able to focus my energy on a group of seventeen amazing young women. My players are thoughtful, intuitive, driven student-athletes who challenge me each day to be the best coach and mentor possible. I enjoy facilitating community service events such as Special Olympics Softball and Basketball, service at the South Buffalo Community Table, and Girls and Women in Sports Day. I also facilitate a program called Golden Griffin Challenge.
The GGC is designed to test team members physically, mentally, and emotionally through activity-based learning. The players are put in situations that challenge them to focus on each other’s strengths, work on their communication, and persevere through difficulty. After each challenge players are given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and share with the group. These challenges have helped us to deepen our understanding of each other, learn to be compassionate and understanding of each other’s differences, and to trust in each other.
Through our service to others and team challenge events, it is my goal to demonstrate to these seventeen young women there is more to life than school and softball.