People say I’m a gifted listener whose calm presence provides safe space for others to process life and grow in self awareness. 

I fell in love with basketball at a young age and sports quickly became a strong influence in my life. I loved the dedication and practice required to become a better athlete, but unfortunately my motivations were primarily selfish. I was a lousy teammate! 

Thankfully, coming to personal faith in Christ helped shift my focus to others. My own failures combined with my faith now motivate me to help coaches and athletes become better leaders to build stronger teams that make a greater impact!

My 30+ years of professional experience as an athletic administrator included stops with Athletes in Action, Penn State women’s basketball and Cedarville University. I now serve as the Director of Operations with Halo Hoops youth basketball organization. 

I would be honored to serve your team! You can reach me at coach@lifebeyondsport.com or 937.602.0584.

EXPERIENCE

Certifications:

  • Certified Real Colors® facilitator
  • Certified Life Coach through the ICF accredited Institute for Life Coach Training (now the Professional Christian Coaches Institute)
  • Certified Leading From Your Strengths assessment practitioner

At National Coaches Conventions:

  • Presenter at Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Convention (2009—2014).
  • Presenter at American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Convention (2011, 2012)
  • Panelist at National Soccer Coaches Association seminar (2010)

Other:

  • Author of four books:
    • Wisdom for the BusyCoach Volumes I and II (2011, 2013) 
    • Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow (2009)
    • Timeout: Moments with God for Winning in Life (2008)
  • Fifteen years coaching/directing sport tours with Athletes in Action
  • Over thirty years experience in sport as an athlete, coach and athletic administrator