So this post doesn't have anything to do with my normal blog fodder, but my husband's cousin's daughter (how's that for confusing?) is asking everyone she knows to vote for her beloved coach as US Junior Rowing Coach of the Year. Her words are below in blue, and her mom wrote additional info about Holly below that.
It truly only takes 5 seconds to vote, and there is absolutely no personal data collection from the voting website so you don't have to spend any time filling out anything. Voting is only open for another day (Oct 15 at 5:00), so please click HERE TO VOTE right now - thanks!
Attention friends!!! I am sure all of you are well aware of the impact rowing has made in my life. and my coach, Holly Hatton has been by far the largest influence in my rowing carrier, if not my young adult life. She has been nominated for the US Junior Rowing Coach of the year and I know no one else who deserves this award more. Please! take a second, click on this link, and vote for her. I would not be where I am nor who I am without her influence.
Holly taught KC to be strong, tough, resilient and to never give up and she has taught that lesson to countless rowers during her career. She was the cox for the US National Team and the US Olympic Team the year Jimmy Carter told the US that it couldn't go to the Olympic games. Holly was one of the top coaches in the NCAA and the winingest coach ever for Boston University, when in 2008, BU unceremoniously dumped her because they said she was just too old. At the incredible age of 62, Holly took on the position of head coach of a little tiny high school rowing team in Harvard, MA and turned that team into a national rowing powerhouse posting 2 national championships and winning the Head of the Charles Regatta. She has been through so much and yet continues to teach the lessons that perserverance, hard work and determination indeed do pay off. She teaches "Don't look back, look forward".
I think the world of this woman and she has been nominated as the US Rowing Junior Rowing Coach of the Year. She is the ONLY woman that was nominated. All the rest of the nominees are much younger men. The world in general can vote, SO........ I am asking all my friends that are part of this list and all your friends that are part of your own lists to vote for Holly Hatton, Bromfield-Acton/Boxborough Rowing.