Tyler Scott, Sports Information Director
LEAVENWORTH – University of Saint Mary Vice President of Athletics Rob Miller has announced the hiring of Angellica Grayson as the inaugural head women’s flag football coach.
Grayson comes to USM after coaching and teaching at Summer Creek Middle School in Crowley, Texas.
“We are excited to have Angellica launch and lead our flag football program,” Miller said. “Her passion for the game of football while providing greater opportunities for young women will help lead our program to the highest levels of success. She is a great fit for USM.”
Grayson is honored to be named the first head flag football coach for the Spires.
“I am absolutely honored and blessed to be the first head flag football coach! This is definitely a game changer for all the ladies that are athletes and can play flag football. Being able to play beyond high school is an excellent opportunity and an additional avenue for the ladies to get an education while having fun doing it.”
At Summer Creek, Grayson coached the 7th and 8th grade football teams as the linebacker coach. With her knowledge, along with two fellow coaches led their 7th ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams to an undefeated season. This past season the same young men she helped lead to an undefeated season, did it again two years in a row, making it the first time in the conference where a team has won 16 games.
Grayson has experience playing many sports including placing second in the state of Texas in wrestling. She has also received awards in Women’s tackle football including the first class of Women’s Hall of Fame 2017 and a World Gold Medalist Champion 2017.
She is also a personal trainer and has worked with the young to the wise and to our less abled bodied persons.
Grayson graduated from Grambling State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a concentration in sport management. She also received a minor in coaching.
Grayson said she is looking forward to the task of building and leading the first ever women’s flag football team at USM.
“What I look forward to as a coach is not only teaching but assisting these ladies with a growth mindset,” Grayson said. “When you have the mind everything else will follow. Once you develop a growth mindset, you can do any and everything. My goal is to push each athlete beyond their current level of competition and comfort. You cannot grow where you are comfortable. It is going to be awesome to teach the first class F.E.A.R.; Face Everything And Rise!
“To be allotted the opportunity to develop these ladies to their full potential is going to be an awesome and gratifying experience. Equipping the team while maintaining a high GPA, and guiding them in life is already a rewarding task in itself. Coupled with the fact that the University of Saint Mary is making history by starting this program and these ladies will be a part of history, it’s a win/win for everyone!”