Lindsay Tucker started coaching softball in 2004 while doing her student teaching. Since then she has gone on to coach field hockey and basketball along with continuing to coach softball. As a physical education teacher she is expected to coach at some point during the school year.

Lindsay says coaching definitely takes away from family time, but feels giving up her time coaching is worth it no matter if they win or not. She loved playing sports in school and wants other kids to experience that. Especially if they can be successful and win a provincial banner like her field hockey team did this year.

Mrs. Tucker believes that sports teach a great deal of life lessons. “It teaches you to win and lose with pride and dignity. It teaches that hard work does really pay off no matter what the outcome is. You learn how to manage your time and prioritize. You learn about teamwork and discipline. It is important for students to be a part of something that they enjoy.”

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