I am a child of God, a mother, a daughter, a niece, a sister, an aunt, a mentor and a coach. I have two teen age boys and they are amazingly awesome and bring me so much joy. I am challenged every day by their teen aged-ness but also know they are truly blessings to me.
In my former life, I was a professional basketball player. I played competed overseas and in the ABL and WNBA . I played college basketball at Stanford University. I have played on USA Basketball National Teams and in 2006 was named by ESPN Magazine one of the Top 25 Women’s Basketball Player in the history of the NCAA.
At Stanford, I was a part of two NCAA championship teams and played in three Final Fours. I left Stanford and the Pac-10 as the All-time leading scorer and rebounder. I graduated from Stanford with a degree in Biology and was admitted to several medical schools. I deferred med school to play pro ball.
Even though I am a mom of two boys, I have a passion for girls basketball. I have been teaching the game since 1989. My students have gone on to play college basketball at schools such as Stanford, Xavier, University of Delaware, American University and even played professionally. If they did not play basketball in college, they went on to become successful in their respective fields of interest. I prefer to look at the whole student athlete as a total package and their long-term personal development.
My goal for any athlete is for them to fall in love with hard work, expand their basketball IQ and have fun while doing it. If I could think of one main thing I could improve on is to stop and smell the roses more. I tend to look towards the next challenge.
In my spare time, I enjoy speaking to youth, salsa dancing, exercising and writing.