Currently, I am the graduate assistant women’s soccer coach at Carson-Newman University. I am working on my Masters in Education with an emphasis in leadership and coaching and plan to graduate in May 2016. My specific role with the women’s soccer program at Carson-Newman is goalkeeper training and fitness. I hope to continue coaching at the collegiate level after I graduate.
The UT Martin psychology program helped to challenge me beyond what I thought I could do. I am beyond thankful for the entire staff because they are what made the educational experience so valuable. They helped to open new doors to possibilities I never thought were achievable. Dr. Merwin was a great mentor to me throughout my two years at UT Martin and I was blessed to have her has a professor as well as an advisor.
I was also a member of the UT Martin women’s soccer program where I was a part of 2 conference championships and one NCAA appearance. I learned many valuable lessons while participating in the program and it has benefited me greatly during my time as a current collegiate coach. Having the psychology background has really helped me to mentor each of my players and prepare them properly for every task.
I would highly recommend the psychology major to anyone who is looking for a degree that will lead to opportunities that are endless. Psychology is such a broad major with a widespread career path.