Sandra Mowery Named Graduate Assistant Softball Coach at Bucknell
Aug. 29, 2007
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Sandra Mowery, a former student-athlete at Ohio Wesleyan under current Bison head coach Heather Rakosik, has been named graduate assistant softball coach at Bucknell, it was announced Wednesday.
"I am ecstatic to have Sandra join our staff," commented Rakosik, who is entering her fourth year at Bucknell. "As a person and coach she is a perfect fit for our program. She is well versed in our system, as well as being familiar with me as a person. Sandra will only add to what our staff can offer our student-athletes."
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.
Since graduation, Mowery has been 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.
Last spring Mowery got her start coaching at the high school level when she served as Euclid High School's junior varsity softball coach.
At Bucknell, Mowery will be majoring in counseling as she pursues her master's degree over the next two years.