I believe my academic and athletic education, together with a solid Catholic upbringing, has helped me develop a stronger connection to God. My background in athletics started out at Lansing Catholic Central in Michigan where I varsity lettered in baseball and football. At Saint Mary’s College Orchard Lake, I had the opportunity to play college baseball. When Saint Mary’s consolidated with Ave Maria University in Florida, I transferred to Olivet College to finish out my college baseball career and complete my Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Health and Sports Recreation with a minor in Speech Education.I started working with the YMCA youth programs. For three years, I coached baseball, basketball and soccer. I was also a pitching coach at the Lansing Hitting Club, a private baseball academy.
I believe that academics should always be the top priority in a child’s education, but I also believe that without athletics students cannot be truly well-rounded. As an educator, my goal has been to encourage athletic activity–whether it be baseball, basketball, soccer, football or tennis. I am eager to begin to develop Saint Theresa’s sports and physical education program because, through physical education, I hope to instill habits of athletic activity and fitness in your sons and daughters. I wish to help Saint Theresa’s students grow into well-rounded individuals—healthy in mind, body and spirit.