Sandra Mowery, a former student-athlete at Ohio Wesleyan under current Bison head coach Heather Rakosik, is in her fourth year as an assistant coach with the Bison. Mowery began her tenure as a graduate assistant coach and is now in her second season as a volunteer assistant.
Mowery, a native of Euclid, Ohio, was a four-year letterwinner on the Ohio Wesleyan softball team from 2001-04, the last three with Rakosik as her mentor. She served as team captain her senior year, was named First Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference and helped the team to a share of a conference title before graduating with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education in 2004.
Following graduation, Mowery was a permanent building substitute teacher at Thomas Jefferson Magnet School, an employee of the Euclid Board of Education and a private tutor for third- and fifth-grade students in subjects ranging from math and science to spelling. In addition to her many experiences in school settings, Mowery spent nearly a decade working for Euclid Parks and Recreation in various roles, including as a sports camp counselor. In 2007, Mowery got her start coaching at the high school level when she served as Euclid High School's junior varsity softball coach.
Mowery recently completed her master's degree in counseling at Bucknell.