My Name: Amy Crawford
Team: 16 National (Assistant Coach)
Gold Medal Squared
14 Bronze 2014-2015
-14 Bronze 2015-2016
-14 Silver 2016-2017
-MS Local 2018-2019
-Various 14U clinics, camps, and 1:1 lessons all offered through Maine Juniors.
Scarborough High School (2003-2007)
-My freshman year was the first year Scarborough High School had a team: 30 girls, 3 squads, and one awesomely dedicated coach, Ms. King, SHS gym teacher.
-Captain and MVP 2006-2007
University of Maine Club Team (2007-2011)
-Vice President 2009-2010
MSVBA member (2010-current)
Women’s Rating Committee member 2018-current
I am so excited to working alongside Tori Huntley as her assistant coach for 16 National this season!
I have chosen to focus my time and energy on a different age group this season and challenge myself as a coach to increase my knowledge and improve my own skills on the court and in the classroom.
Tori and I are looking forward to the different strengths and skills we’ll use to work with individual players and the team, while also balancing eachother out well in personality and coaching style. While Tori and I have very different playing and coaching backgrounds, our values, mission, and goals are similar and will be openly communicated to the girls and their parents in order to create a positive, competitive, and goal-oriented team culture.
I am looking forward to our biggest tournaments out of the New England region, as it is often where we learn our hardest lessons, but gain insight into what we need to work on as a team to come out stronger than ever and move forward with focus, confidence, and drive.
Why I Love Coaching:
I have always loved working with kids and playing volleyball, so sharing my passion for the sport with them in my spare time is especially fun and rewarding. I love seeing the individual players change and grow over the course of a season and see the girls come together as a team to play their best and have fun doing it at the same time! I have a hard time containing my excitement on the bench and love to see the girls play aggressively and be successful out on the court, win or lose. I believe that trying your best, making mistakes and having a positive attitude are the keys to learning and success!
My Day Job:
I went to the University of Maine in Orono and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Psychology. I have worked for Woodford’s Family Services as a Children’s Case Manager/Social Worker since 2015. I have worked in various mental health and educational settings with children with behavioral and emotional needs and developmental and intellectual disabilities since 2010 and I absolutely love what I do every day. I am also a part-time student at USM, currently in year 3 or 4, working towards my Master’s degree in Social Work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker!
Scarborough, Maine – Go Red Storm!
Currently living and working in Westbrook.
Pickles, Mac ‘n Cheese or really any type of pasta, Caesar salads, chili, and iced coffee, because really, it is its own food group in my life.
Other Info To Share:
I’m left-handed and thoroughly enjoy working with lefties to highlight their uniqueness, strengths and make sure they don’t get left behind during a skills lesson that focuses primarily on righties (serving and hitting).