Within the Double Blue Project, Navy Blue Thursdays are for community and student development therefore Athletics presents a new interview segment called Coach's Timeout. Over the next little bit, we will be releasing a one-on-one interview (virtual) with some of the Varsity Coaches to get their thoughts and opinions on COVID-19, the current state of sport and what the future may look like.
Today's Coach's Timeout, Varsity Coordinator sits down with Women's Soccer Head Coach Paul Angelini to get his thoughts on the current situation and women's soccer. Paul has been coaching for the Sheridan Bruins in the OCAA for over 20 years. He is also a Professor at Sheridan College and is very dedicated to being a Coach and an educator. He thrives off how well his team does in the classroom with a graduation rate of over 90% amongst his players throughout his tenure as a coach. He preaches the importance of education while being an athlete. As much as he enjoys winning, his joy comes from the student athletes who graduate and succeed after their time at Sheridan. Throughout the years Paul has seen the sport go through various changes, including soccer being cancelled for a few years. With all the changes he's seen, we decided to get his input on the challenges of COVID-19 and the impact it has had on sport.
Questions Nadene asked Paul's thoughts on...
- How are you dealing with the pandemic?
- Being an educator what problems/issues have you dealt with in terms of teaching?
- How are you dealing with being away from the pitch and the sport thus far?
- Do you see the sport changing if we get back to playing over the winter term?
- Have you found any challenges while communicating with prospective players throughout the pandemic?
- Do you see November as a return to normalcy date or unlikely?