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MTP#36: Missy West: Inspire, Motivate & Discover Your Best Self

Making The Play with Dave Briglio

Missy West: Inspire, Motivate & Discover Your Best SelfThis week my guest will be Missy West, former college coach, inductee to the High School Hall of Fame, and now a motivational speaker, whose athletic participation has strongly influenced the development of life long skills that still remain within her to this day. Sports has built confidence within her as a woman, gave her career opportunities, and an environment filled with amazing, hard-working, and successful people to this day. We’ll talk about how sports gives us a voice to follow your passion to serve people, to educate and inspire our youth, our parents, and coaches.https://www.spreaker.com/show/mtp-dave-briglioAbout Missy: Missy coached basketball at the college level for 12 years both at the Division II and Division III levels & received 3 conference coach of the year honors and was nominated for National Coach of the Year in 2013. Her teams have broken numerous school records, participated in conference championships and the NCAA's.Her passion for sports began at a very young age in upstate NY, where football and Ice hockey became her first two loves. With her father being a high school football, swimming, golf and softball coach, she was around sports all the time and loved being active and involved with teams. Missy became Miss New York State in Basketball and Softball while also being an All-State 1st team selection for Soccer. Following High School, Missy had a successful college career at Duke University where she was able to participate in 2 ACC Conference Championships, 5 NCAA tournaments and the National Championship in 1999. Following her stint at Duke, Missy played professionally in Germany for three seasons winning a German National Championship. She also coached a youth 12 year-old team where they too won a German National Championship. Most recently Missy was inducted into the New York State High School Hall of Fame (with Jim Brown) and the National High School Athletic Hall of Fame.In this episode you’ll hear:•How sports helps us through the awkward teenage years, shaping us for Life•Why high school sports is a laboratory where we learn how to fail•How to create a personal Action Plan & get aligned with your priorities

1hr 3mins

31 Jan 2018

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65: Duke Basketball Alum Missy West

Sports Mastery

THE BENEFITS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PARTICIPATION 2 x Ironman; Motivational Speaker; Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer; NSCA Certified Personal Trainer; Former Collegiate Bball Coach; Duke Univ. Alumna 2001 Missy West, a former Duke University Women's Basketball Athlete explains why sports and extracurricular participation is SO important for our youth. She touches on the value of the High School experience and why it's critical we give our children a positive life learning experience. Missy shares her your thoughts on: 1. Her top three life lessons learned through sports 2. How and what to sacrifice to be your best 3. How we can be a better sports parent, coach, role model for our student-athletes Missy West was a three-sport star out of Franklin Academy High School in Malone in the mid-1990s, setting numerous records in basketball, softball and soccer. In basketball, she averaged 29 points per game and was named Miss Basketball in New York as a senior. She scored 2,605 points and helped her team to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Section 10 title. In softball, she won 64 games and pitched 15 no-hitters and two perfect games and led her team to the New York state championship. She was selected Softball Player of the Year in New York and was chosen on the All-American team. She was a standout on the soccer field as well, scoring 63 goals and contributing 15 assists during her high school career. Missy played basketball at Duke University and was an integral member of the Blue Devils’ 1999 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship team. She played professional basketball in Germany for three years winning a German National Championship both as a player and as a youth coach.    She then began a 12-year stint of collegiate coaching at the Division III and II levels earning three conference coach of the year awards as well as the Eastern Region Coach of the year and was one of 8 nominees up for National Coach of the Year in 2013.  She was inducted most recently in July to the National High School Hall of Fame in Providence, RI and presented the acceptance speech on behalf of all 11 inductees.  She has also been inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame, The New York State Softball Hall of Fame, and the Franklin Academy Hall of Fame.   She currently resides in Tampa, Florida and is a trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance, a motivational speaker and a NSCA personal trainer.   She spends much of her spare time on her personal fitness and has completed 2 full Ironman’s with goals to complete many more. She also enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family and serving others with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and The Boys and Girls Club. As far as my Motivational Speaking - I speak mainly to athletes, coaches, parents, and communities about the Benefits of Sports Participation.  I share a lot of my personal stories..How sports shaped me into a strong and confident woman, sports taught me how to communicate when I was scared to death to speak in a classroom, sports taught me how to fail and rise again - resilience. It taught me how to deal with a challenging coach/boss etc.   Sports goes far beyond the game itself…..   I also speak to a lot of school administrators about the life lessons we should be teaching our student athletes.  Why it’s crucial to have students involved in sports but also that not ever kid should get a trophy.  Through our sports participation we should be teaching life lessons….and teaching them how to lose is one of them.  Not creating opportunities where it’s easier for the student to “win.”


28 Nov 2017

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EFX Sports Show 100: Missy West 4 Time Hall Of Famer

The EFX Sports Show

Dr. Jeff Golini and Brian Andrews speak with Missy West. She is not just an athlete who’s been inducted into the Hall Of Fame for her sport. Rather, she’s been inducted into 4 Hall of Fames for multiple sports.


14 Nov 2017