Lexi Beeson ’14, now assistant director of strength and conditioning at University of Texas at San Antonio, was preparing for her Austin College graduation and had a job offer on the table. “I was offered a position as a business analyst with a fairly prominent company and realized that the idea of sitting at a computer doing work in Excel all day wasn’t something that would truly make me happy.”
Mentor David Norman ’83 suggested the former women’s basketball team captain look into coaching instead. “I’m extremely thankful for him because I truly love my job,” she said. With her minor in exercise and sport science and commitment to her own training, Lexi transitioned to the gym.
Lexi picked up her best coaching strategies not only on the court but also in he classroom. “I learned from my time at Austin College how to approach different students and athletes,” she said. “Austin College truly teaches you to be accepting of different cultures and people in general and to think about things from other perspectives than just your own. I think that’s extremely important in coaching as not every athlete responds to things the same way.”
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