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Coach Opper

How long have you been a GATOR?

This is my third year as a GATOR!

 

What is your education background?

I attended Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Secondary Education.

 

Did you play sports growing up or while in school and if so which ones?

Yes! I played basketball, field hockey, cross-country and was on the swim team.

 

Do you have any favorite sports teams?

Yes, my favorite sports teams are the Pittsburgh Panthers and the

Philadelphia Eagles (and the East Naples Gators, of course).

 

What is your philosophy on coaching younger players?

My philosophy is to have passion for whatever it is you are doing, make sure you are doing it for yourself, and love the game you are playing. If you are not having fun, then it is a waste of time.

 

What do you feel are the most important characteristics of a successful coach?

The most important characteristics of a successful coach would have to be patience, kindness, communication, and acceptance of all players.

 

Tell us one thing you are passionate about?

I am very passionate about running and reading. They both help me to relax and make me feel empowered to do anything.