Coaches Highlight: Veronica Tearney

Veronica Tearney, Director of Strength & Conditioning (Nutrition and Spirit Program) at Syracuse University I first began coaching in 2000 as a graduate assistant coach in the strength & conditioning department for track and field at Syracuse University. Over the last 20 years I’ve had experience working with a variety of sports, including swimming, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, and ice hockey.  …

Coaches Highlight: Doug Porterfield

My desire to be involved with the development of young people is what has driven me to coach for the past 30 years. I have coached for 25 years at the high school level, and am in my 5th season at Roberts Wesleyan College. The most rewarding thing for me as a coach is watching the student-athletes I have had …

Coaches Highlight: John Berardicurti

My journey with FCA began when I started attending the FCA overnight camps.  I was amazed at God’s influence on athletes and coaches. The FCA leaders at the camps demonstrated, and allowed me to see for myself, the impact coaches can have on athletes through their prayers and actions. Later, I attended FCA group discussions, about the FCA Coaching Pyramid, …

Coaches Highlight: Bjorn Webb

Sports & Fitness Ministry Director at Watermark Wesleyan Church. Hamburg Boys Modified Soccer Coach The coaches I have had during my years playing soccer have had a great impact on my spiritual life and athletic career. Now, I want to be able to share some of that with younger athletes.  As a coach, the most rewarding thing for me is …

Coaches Highlight: Taylor Rivera

As a volleyball player during my high school and college years, I learned many valuable life lessons that have made me the person I am today.  In college I was a member of FCA and it helped me build stronger, more reliable relationships with trustworthy adults that guided my path. And now as a coach at Pittsford Sutherland, I want …

Coaches Highlight: Griff Graves

The Bible says in Hebrews, “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us.”   Running with endurance. I know a little something about that.  As a student athlete, FCA gave …

Coaches Highlight: Sarah McClellan

Relationship is the heart of coaching.  Having coached Women’s Soccer at Roberts Wesleyan College for 18 years, and premier youth soccer, I have learned the impact relationships can have on the growth and development of players as people, leaders, and athletes.  It was through the relationship I developed with Adrienne Cali, the FCA Field Ambassador in our area, that I …

Coaches Highlight: Reuben McCoy

When we will leave this world, each of us will leave behind a legacy.  My hope is that my legacy will have made a difference in the lives of the athletes whom I have coached, and the coaches that I have been blessed to work alongside. I want to be remembered as a mentor who helped athletes be intentional about …

Coaches Highlight: Kyle Crandall

For nearly 20 years, coaching basketball and baseball have been so much more than a job for me. It’s a special opportunity to invest part of who I am into the lives of a group of teenage boys. I get to take part in helping them develop into successful young men within their sport and their personal lives – and …