FACES OF SPORTS: Tracy (Stickels) Douglas
As she transitions from her position as an assistant principal at Hastings High to the activities director, Tracy Douglas has a lot of confidence in her abilities.
She credits that to her athletic background and the lessons she learned in her time as a Hastings High Tiger, Hastings College Bronco and high school coach.
She feels she can share her own experiences with current student-athletes and coaches at the school.
"Just drawing on those experiences as a player, and the stuff I learned at college will help," Tracy said. "I reflect all the time with people about stepping onto the court and nothing else matters.
"I learned a lot about preparation and putting in the time to be successful. You build and learn those things as a player and then, as a coach, you transfer those ideas that you learned as a player to them.
"As an athletic director, can you have that same influence on the coaches you're supervising?"
Perhaps the No. 1 thing she has learned is to not make it all about yourself.