Elizabeth Denbigh

Elizabeth Denbigh
Liz Denbigh currently works at The Shipley School as the Athletics Coordinator and is the Interim Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach and Assistant Girls Varsity Soccer Coach. Denbigh graduated from Shipley in 2014, where she was a four-year varsity player in soccer and basketball. As a player, she earned MVP, All-League, and All-Main Line honors. At Shipley, under head coach, mentor, and friend Sean Costello, Denbigh was a part of highly ranked championship teams, winning multiple Friends Schools League Championships and Pennsylvania Independent School State Titles. In 2018, Denbigh graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. Out of the classroom, Denbigh was the president of the Ithaca College Women's Club Basketball Team. She is currently completing her Master's in Strategic Leadership from Saint Bonaventure University and is expected to graduate in early 2023. Guided by the leadership and support of Athletic Director, Justin Cooper and Associate Athletic Director, Katelyn Taylor, Denbigh is passionate about integrating Positive Education, Flourishing and leadership principles into coaching and athletics. She also is devoted to working with Shipley’s Athletic Trainers, Kim Whelan and Dr. Stacie Valone, to help student-athletes return to play after injury.

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More than an Athlete: Prioritizing Mental Health in High School Sports

Posted by Elizabeth Denbigh on May 24, 2022 5:55:00 PM

Most of us are familiar with the positive mental and physical benefits of playing sports: regular exercise, strong social bonds with teammates, and a way to relieve stress and anxiety. Being an athlete builds positive character strengths and develops leadership skills that translate to other areas of life. Even though sports can be a gateway to student-athletes’ happiness and well-being, when athletes face an injury that sidelines them from the competition, their emotional and social well-being and sense of identity may be negatively impacted. The stress, pressure, and high expectations that athletes face daily can be draining. As coaches, role models, and leaders, we need to advocate for our student-athletes and make mental health a priority in athletics.

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Topics: social emotional learning, Well-being, Athletics

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