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Michael warari - summer college coach

Michael played for the junior national field hockey team in Kenya. He has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Cornerstone University. He was an assistant coach for four years at Messiah College and one year at Dickinson. He is currently the head coach at Vassar College and has been for the past six years. He coaches because he loves the sport and enjoys working with young people. Michael believes that Beyond the Game is about encouraging a character-based form of learning, leadership through influence, and a team-first mentality. One lesson that Michael has learned through sports and he still uses today is that failure is important to continue to grow. “Failure is an important part of learning. The harder you try, the more you fail, and the more you fail, the more you learn, so keep failing!”