Meet a Coach Monday: Michael Medley


Playworks Coach Michael “Mike” Medley from Bishop Elementary!

What’s your favorite thing about being a coach?

Playing of course! I don’t like to overseeing games, I want to be playing the games: Tug O War, Soccer, Wall Ball, Dodgeball, Tag, and everything else. You don’t know fun until you have all kindergarten chasing you in a field for five minutes.

Favorite game?

Crossover Dodgeball

What inspired you to become a Playworks coach?

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a kid at heart and one thing that allows a Coach to connect with students is never forgetting how to play. It’s what inspires me to be a Coach and sign up year after year.

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen at your school because of Playworks?

The students motivation to be involved in play and take responsibility for their recess shows a maturity and willingness that not many adults see in kids. As a Coach I see this every day and it still impresses me.

When not on the playground…

I was honored by NASA for aerodynamics project and I’m an amateur writer.

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