SoleMate Spotlight: Coach Rachel

By Rachel on 5/30/2017

My name is Rachel and I am in my 2nd year of Teach for America, teaching at Lee A Tolbert Community Academy. This is my 3rd season as coach for GOTR and this opportunity has changed my life. These girls are my best friends, and have made transformational friendships and gains from the program. They glow and look forward to practice, especially when they have had a rough day. They know that GOTR is a safe space where they will leave feeling confident, refreshed, and empowered to change the world. Because of their love for the program, we had many girls apply for the Spring Season this year and unfortunately couldn't take them all. We have a very strong team of coaches and this organization has turned into a family for us at LATCA.


I ruptured my ACL my senior year of college and had an extensive surgery. Running was what helped me recover and back to good health and it is an honor to share my new passion of running with my students. Being a coach is the best part of my day and I am thankful for GOTR more than I could ever express! 


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