October 20, 2023

Coaches’ Choice

Erin Batth and Kim English standing next to eachother
Women’s Coach Erin Batth (left) and Men’s Coach Kim English (right)

Erin Batth and Kim English, the new head coaches for women’s and men’s basketball, are preparing for the start of the season. As basketball excitement builds in Friartown, we asked them to share some of their favorite things.

Women’s Coach Erin Batth

Women's basketball coach Erin Batth

Favorite Things

Jesus gold statue

1. Jesus is my hero because he is the son of God and my savior. I can always count on him. Apart from him, I can do nothing. He is my firm foundation, and he has a sense of humor. The joy of the Lord is my strength.

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

2. The Golden Rule.

Jordan 1 Low Gold

3. Jordan 1 Lows, because you can wear them with anything. You can dress them up or down.

Star Wars logo

4. Star Wars is the ultimate battle between good and evil. I love the creativity and imagination written in the movie.

gold airpods

5. I love different types of music! I don’t really have a favorite.

chocolate bar with gold wrapping

6. Anything chocolate. I love candy!

Men’s Coach Kim English

Men's basketball coach Kim English

Favorite Things

Silhouette of Jesus

1. Jesus is my hero because of Calvary, because of his great sacrifice, because of salvation, because of grace.

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

2. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle is a book I reread often. The book highlights some of the essential characteristics for success in some of the world’s greatest hotbeds for success.

Travis Scott x Air Jordan Low OG SP Black Phantoms

3. Travis Scott x Air Jordan Low OG SP Black Phantoms. I wear a lot of all black and these sneakers present a way to include my style.

Muhammad Ali t-shirt

4. My favorite T-shirt. Muhammad Ali is the greatest champion of all time.

You are one of two things in life … Humble or about to be.

5. A quote that is relevant for every situation in life.

Audi S8 car

6. The Audi S8. A great automobile and a great partnership with a PC sponsor

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