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Being Bold: The Inspirational Journey of Coach Char

“Coach Char” Shares Her Powerful Journey

Crawford sat down with three-time first-team All-American, US Olympian medalist, and Penn State Women’s Field Hockey Head Coach, Charlene Morett-Curtiss, prior to her retirement this year, to learn more about her inspiring journey.

Episode #3:

In this episode, Coach Char discusses the unforeseen heartbreaks and challenges of the 1980 Olympics and the successes and accomplishments from finally getting to compete in the 1984 Olympics.

Watch the 4-minute episode below:

Video shot by Sean Murphy and edited by Dakota Miller Zinn.

Quotes from the video:


“Our strokers, all five of my teammates, scored both their strokes. Unheard of. We scored 10 strokes. 10 out of 10. Our goalie saved like six strokes. And we won the Bronze medal that day.”

“It was just amazing. We think about how far we came… it was really cool. Really, really cool.”

“And what a story. You think it’s over and then you get a second chance at it.”

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