Coach Pierce has spent a lot of time on the side lines telling her athletes how to achieve what they thought was impossible. She never let you hang your head down low. She spent many nights, away from her family, raising so many athletes including myself. She taught me and many others how to overcome adversity. Now she faces her own adversity. Coach Traci Pierce has been diagnosed with Lobular breast cancer, also called invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). For my 40th birthday this month, I would like to ask all former athletes to consider donating $20 to show our coach she is not alone in this battle and she too will overcome this battle.
P.S. This photo is from my senior year in high school which was 22 years ago.