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Kathy Flores

Kathy Flores

Brown University

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Kathy's work combines: Action Sports, Sports, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Head Coach

I coach a women's rugby collegiate team.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General

    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: Movement Therapy and Movement Education

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Loved physical activity so took Health and Physical Ed in college.

  • 2.

    Liked teaching but thought I might like the study of movement.

  • 3.

    Liked coaching but thought it would be basketball.

  • 4.

    Went to Florida to continue my education in movement sciences.

  • 5.

    Discovered rugby and liked it because it had a lot of components of basketball.

  • 6.

    Fell in love with sport and became a coach of many teams.

  • 7.

    Coached a gay male team.

  • 8.

    First woman to coach a National Team in rugby.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    My father said, "You should become a computer person" because it was right on the cusp of computers really becoming a reality in our lives which meant there would be lots of jobs. I never really had noise I can remember from other people.

  • How I responded:

    I suppose I am stubborn and don't like being told what I SHOULD do if it's not what I want. I've learned sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, but you'll never know until you allow yourself to say, "this is MY life and I need to find what works for me."

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • At the time, I did not know what a big deal it was - my father said I was going. I thank the stars every day that he made me go - as an only child it was a great experience to have to challenge myself mentally and emotionally.