November Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Heath

  1. Updates

Coach Heath is serving his third year as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at North Star Elementary School. He’s spreading high-fives and good vibes far and wide on the playground! We are constantly impressed by his passion, dedication, and amazing attitude, and we’re so grateful that he serves as one of our coaches.

Learn more about Coach Heath

What is your favorite game/sport?

Kickball and baseball.

How do you usually relax after a long day?

Make myself a cup of hot tea and read or watch The Office.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I still love a good cheese pizza roll.

Tell us two fun facts about yourself!

I was a music major in college, but I’m a terrible singer. My favorite food is anything spicy.

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