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Hillary Kigar

Job Title:

Associate Athletic Director




Phone: (510) 577-9100



Started at O'Dowd:



B.A. Business Administration, B.S. Business Hospitality Industry Management, M.A. Sport Management - University of San Francisco

Originally from:

Sacramento, California

Why I Teach:

Most powerful teaching technique:

I am also Head Cross Country Coach, Assistant Track Coach, and Student Athlete Leadership Team Instructor. You can't coach 1 way. You can't coach 2 ways. You can't coach 3 ways. The best teachers and coaches are those who can connect with each student or athlete in a way that best helps foster success for that individual.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

As a former collegiate athlete I believe in the positive impact sports have on helping student athletes learn and develop invaluable life skills and lasting friendships. Athletics challenge you to find out who you are and to dig deep within your self to do what it takes to become who you want to be.

Favorite quotes:

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running." -Christopher McDougall

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