Patricia Myer, Massachusetts – 2002
Patricia began her coaching career in 1973 when she became the freshman field hockey coach, a position she held until 1975. She has also coached basketball from 1973 to the present and served as junior varsity basketball coach having undefeated seasons in 1973, 1974, 1993, and 1995. She is the co-founder and assistant girls’ varsity volleyball coach, serving from 1996 to the present. She is currently the junior varsity volleyball coach.
Patricia is affiliated with AAHPERD, the Massachusetts Girls’ Volleyball Association, the Midland League, and is a Special Olympics Sponsor.
Records for Patricia’s field hockey and basketball teams are not available. Her volleyball teams have posted a record of 50-19 since 1996. Her teams have participated in post-season tournament play for 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
Her advocacy efforts have included serving as a volunteer coach for freshman field hockey from 1973-1975 to ensure that the girls had an opportunity to participate. She has participated in the Massachusetts Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sport Day. Patricia has served as co-founder of the varsity and junior varsity volley programs at Leominster High School and encourages students from the diverse and multicultural student body to participate in athletics.
Patricia has been recognized for her undefeated junior varsity basketball team in 1973. She is listed in Who’s Who in America’s Teachers, 2000, and was recognized by the Sun and Enterprise for her dedication to teaching in 2001.
“The greatest achievements I have received in coaching and teaching physical education have come from “my girls.” Getting girls who would not normally become involved to participate and make the commitment to athletics has been the highlight of my career.”
“Leominster High School prides itself on its diverse population, as well it should. However, within this multi-cultural group many of our female athletes were not participating. In developing the volleyball program it was my hope that more girls would become involved. It has grown far beyond my expectations. The JV program now stands at 50 wins and 19 losses in the six years we have been playing. The varsity program has entered post-season play in 5 of the past 6 years.”
“With these thoughts in mind, we are already hoping for a better 2002 season. But, as long as young women remain involved and committed to athletics …. HOW CAN WE LOOSE!”