Mothers in Coaching: Tiffany Smart

Tiffany Smart is an assistant coach for the Seton Hall University women’s basketball program. Smart (33), who has been coaching at the Division I level for eight years, has a one-year-old daughter. Tiffany discusses the challenges of balancing motherhood with the demanding career of college coaching.

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Greater GOALS: Bolu Akinyode

Bolu Akinyode is a defensive midfielder for Bethlehem Steel FC, a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League (USL). Before signing with Bethlehem, Akinyode had a productive 8-month stint with the New York Red Bulls II. Prior to his season with New York, he played Division I soccer for four years at Seton Hall University in New Jersey where he served as the team’s captain and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business.

Bolu discusses his journey with soccer, including moving from Nigeria at age 10 and overcoming early adversity in the United States.

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Finding Faith: EJ Frain

EJ Frain plays cornerback for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, a professional football team in the American Indoor Football League (AIF). During the 2016 season, Frain recorded two interceptions and six pass breakups in just five games, and earned a Player of the Game honor. The Steelhawks, boasting a 7-2 record, are entering the AIF playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Northern Division.

EJ (26) discusses his 10-year journey with football and how it has led to a crucial spiritual transformation.

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