There is a theory among successful coaches that the job requires filling many roles
part-time mentor, parent, therapist, friend, psychologist, teacher and motivational speaker.
And somewhere along the line, being a coach comes into play.
The Mats have played in a manner this season that would make any old-time baseball fan feel all warm and fuzzy inside. With a combination of peak effort and smart baseball, the team has put itself in position to make a postseason run.
The agony of losing the national championship can be heard in the voices of coaches and returning players alike. Painful as it is, though, losing a game of that magnitude only serves motivation as the team cranks up spring practices.
We are more confident like last year, reports Olingende, last year's ACCAC Freshman of the Year. This is a lofty comparison, considering that last year's Lady Matadors won 30 games and went to the region final.