Coretta Scott King’s Cross Country Coach Valerie Missick was honored at the 2014 Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officerbrmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us

Coach ValerIMG953908-2ie Missick has been selected to receive the 2014 Positive Coach Award. The award is in recognition of a coach who is a role model for his or her team and reinforced the “Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete” as defined by Positive Athlete Georgia. Those definitions include an optimistic attitude, teammate encouragement, servant leadership, heart for others, ability to admit imperfections, giving 100 percent all the time and realizing the team as more important than the individual.

Coach Missick started the Cross Country team at Coretta Scott King High School three years ago. Since it’s implementation, the CSK Cross Country program has seen regional runner-ups and runners have made it to the state championships two consecutive years in a row.

“She is an example of a coach that doesn’t just go through the motions of coaching her team. Coach Missick is a positive role model that gets up with her girls at 6:30 in the morning to ensure their success, “ said Scott Pederson, president and CEO of Positive Athlete Georgia.

Coach Missick goes above and beyond for her program and her girls have consequently been successful.

Selected by Celebrate Positive, 680 The Fan and former UGA football star and Superbowl XL MVP Hines Ward, Coach Missick was honored at the inaugural Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards over the weekend.

Congratulations to Coach Valerie Missick on this notable accomplishment.

For more information about Atlanta Public Schools Athletics visit http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/athletics.

About Positive Athlete Georgia:

Positive Athlete, a subsidiary of parent company Celebrate Positive, LLC, is a group of high-character professional athletes who have teamed up to promote the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the world. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition. Positive Athlete Georgia mirrors the successful program put together in Pittsburgh by Pederson and Ward http://pittsburgh.positiveathlete.org. Positive Athlete Georgia’s website (http://georgia.positiveathlete.org) is designed to tell positive stories about the kind of role models our young athletes should aspire to be.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s