Friday Night Tykes: How Women Shouldn’t Coach

Friday Night Tykes: How Women Shouldn’t Coach

Anyone who knows me moderately well knows that I love me some Friday Night Tykes. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a reality TV show based on youth football leagues in Texas and Pennsylvania. It’s packed with all the drama that comes from the combination of talented youth football players, questionable parenting and coaching and […]

GladiatHer® Gifts: What to Get the GladiatHers® in Your Life

GladiatHer® Gifts: What to Get the GladiatHers® in Your Life

Black Friday is upon us, Christmas is right around the corner and we all know how stressful this time of year can be. Long lines, expensive gifts and extreme uncertainty on what to buy all seem to be the main issues for most of us. Luckily, we’ve created the perfect guide to Christmas shopping for […]

GladiatHer Grads: Jacqueline McDevitt & Her Phan Cave

GladiatHer Grads: Jacqueline McDevitt & Her Phan Cave

I really need you all to understand that there are some pretty amazing woman who have played college sports. Legitimately amazing. Jacqueline McDevitt is one of those amazing women. She’s gone from lacrosse novice to expert coach and business owner in a matter of 10, short years. In following her passion for sports and branding, […]

KATINKA REMINDS US IT’S OK TO BE A TOUGH WOMAN

KATINKA REMINDS US IT’S OK TO BE A TOUGH WOMAN

We’re six whole days into the 2016 Olympics in Rio and the GladiatHers® of the world have not disappointed. They’re setting personal, Olympic and world records; inspiring us with their stories of perseverance and triumph; and even disappointing us in heartbreaking losses. The Olympics are absolutely meeting and surpassing my expectations. But in the midst […]

Beyond the Accolades: How Pat Summitt Changed My Life

Beyond the Accolades: How Pat Summitt Changed My Life

Over the next several days, you’re going to hear and read powerful stories about the late, great Patricia Sue Summitt. Family, friends, former players and coworkers, sportswriters and fans will all be sharing touching, personal moments from the life of the winningest basketball coach in NCAA Division I history. TV stations and online and print publications will […]

ANGIE LEWIS: HELPING ATHLETES HELP OTHERS

ANGIE LEWIS: HELPING ATHLETES HELP OTHERS

A small percentage of high school athletes play sports in college. A very small percentage of those athletes go on to play their sport professionally. An even smaller percentage goes on to become coaches. And a still smaller percentage goes on to start their own companies and write their own books. Today, we are honored […]

In a League of Her Own

Remember last year when I did a blog about Jen Welter and girls who play football?  No? Click here.  Well, Welter has officially moved on from playing professionally to coaching professionally.  The former running back for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution is now a coach with the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals. Yep, you […]

Sports Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem…Well, Sorta

As a former athlete I’d always assumed that participation in sports increased self-esteem in girls and women.  I’m not exactly sure from where or how I developed this notion, but I did. Perhaps it was that the vast majority of my teammates (I played tennis and soccer and ran track) seemed to be confident, well-adjusted, […]

Coach K, I’ma Let You Finish But…

Last night Coach K became the first NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins.  It was a truly amazing feat and he is likely to add to that number for years to come, but if I could have a Kanye West circa 2009 moment for a second…Yo, Coach K, I’m really happy […]

The Gift and the Curse of the Early Commitment

Do you remember what you were doing when you were thirteen years old?  Me?  I was playing sports and doing homework.  I was worried about finishing up the 8th grade and trying to finagle a few extra minutes on my bedtime.  What I wasn’t doing was making decisions about what college I was going to […]