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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Behind The Athlete: Danaejah Grant

Danaejah Grant will be traveling to Australia in September to play her first season of professional basketball. She recently graduated from St. John’s University in New York, where she played college basketball from 2012-2016. During her senior season, Grant averaged 20 points per game, was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team, and led her team to a BIG EAST conference championship title and an NCAA tournament appearance.

Danaejah discusses her journey with basketball including successes, challenges, and sources of motivations.
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