During Spring break, Dr. Cirigliano Bronsan, Mrs. Nielson, and myself attended the Game ChangeHER event hosted by the San Francisco Giants Community Fund. The event featured many women working in athletics with speakers from the San Francisco Giants, The Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco 49ers among others. Those women gave advice about how they began their professional careers in athletics. The Keynote speaker was Alyssa Nakken, the first Female Coach in the MLB. She spoke about her experience in her position and fielded questions from the crowd. She noted of the importance of connecting with the players, stating that it does not happen over night. Some players took to her immediately while with others it took a little longer to gain their trust. It is valuable to make a connection with the players and be present when needed. This is easily one of the most important aspects of my job, connecting with our students, our coaches, and our community. I value these connections and know they are the foundation for our present and our future.
Athletics Update 4/21
Saturday April 22, 2023 by Kelly Hickey