Female Leads Team

March 9, 2018

Kami Puchino, Athletic Director at Longmont (Colo.) Christian School is also serving as Head Coach of the baseball team, making her possibly the first woman to hold the position in the state. According to the Times-Call, Puchino said she does not dwell much on her being the first woman in her position, and neither do her student-athletes.

"These boys have always been respectful to me, and I can actually say they are excited, which is awesome," Puchino said. "I have had a lot of them as students since they were fifth-graders, and they've just always have been respectful. They're great kids.”

Puchino said she wishes to address Longmont's difficulties with fielding full teams, as well as to improve teams' performance.

"I've just kind of felt that I want to take the school to a different level of playing and not so much just of a ... recreational kind of thing," Puchino said. "With some of the sports here, it does just seem recreational and I want to get our kids out of that way of thinking. I want to be competitive in every sport we can offer at Longmont Christian."

Puchino said her experience with coaching softball is beneficial, even if there may be an adjustment period.

"I wouldn't be surprised if I get them thrown out on the bases a lot at first," Puchino said. "I'm just that aggressive kind of coach with the softball team I have, and coming in with 90-foot bases ... they're going to have to be okay with it while I get a feel for the field a little more."

 

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