Carol Anderson, Massachusetts – 2005
Carol Anderson has had extensive experience in coaching girls’ sports. She has coached field hockey at the JV and varsity levels, 9th grade, JV and varsity basketball, and JV softball. She also started and coached a girls’ track & field program.
During her career, Carol officiated many sports at many levels: field hockey, basketball, softball, intramurals, town recreation teams, interscholastic teams, and college teams. She was also selected to officiate the New England sectionals for field hockey. She has held a local rating since 1978. Carol has officiated field hockey, basketball, and softball at the high school and collegiate levels, at the Bay State Games, and at New England Sectional Field Hockey Tournaments.
Carol wrote that: “I, like many women who have grown up to love and live in the world of sport, have and shall continue to advice for girls and women whenever we feel that opportunities for positive action and interaction arises.” Her advocacy has included being an active member of MSSFHA and the ACA. She has been active with the Bay State Games and has worked on various field hockey and basketball committees which evaluate officials. In an effort to bring more girls and women into sport, she has conducted summer leagues, clinics, and playdays.
Carol has been active in the Old Colony League, in the former South Shore League, and the Atlantic Coast League.
Most of her coaching records are not available. Her basketball and field hockey teams have participated in several post season competitions.
Carol’s contributions to girls sport has been recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate, both of whom have cited her “for excellence in athletics and sportsmanship.” Her field hockey teams received the Gold Award for academic and athletic achievement.
Carol states that: “I have been lucky to have had 34 years to share my enthusiasm and love of sports with many women, young and “mature”, and I hope to have nurtured the ideas of self-confidence, equity, honesty, and fair play to those I have touched as a teacher, coach, official, and a woman in the world of sport and life. I hope I have been good enough to have inspired some of those young women to give back to the sport and the people who have given them so much. Maybe they will go on to be leaders in sport for others who follow them.”