Maggie Dyer said her athletes are not allowed to get technical fouls.
As a basketball coach at Wootton High School, Dyer said she tries to run a classy program.
“I demonstrate that by not getting technical fouls, myself,” she said. “I demonstrate what I want from them by the way I act.”
As a female coach of female players, Dyer said she feels confident about what she is doing — more confident than she might feel if there was a gender difference between her and her players.
Still, she said she uses her best judgement when maintaining a close relationship with her players.
“You use your common sense, and put judgement of safety first, and always think about what is best for the athlete first,” she said. “You definitely don’t put yourself in a situation that can be detrimental.”
Dyer said she always gets to know her players’ families, and she said she isn’t Facebook friends with her players until they graduate from high school.
“I try really hard to be a mentor to my players,” she said. “Coaches, in general, have a huge influence on their players.”