Podcast: Appalachian State University Women’s Basketball Coach Angel Elderkin

Appalachian State University Women’s Basketball Coach Angel Elderkin is this week’s guest on the Torg Stories Podcast.

Angel Elderkin Appalachian State University Women's Basketball Coach

Coach Angel Elderkin

 

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Coach Elderkin’s Appalachian State women’s team is coming off a 22 win season during which they won the the WBI post season tournament. My conversation with Angel was in part guided by a project I do with my students in the writing across the curriculum courses I teach at App State. The students study discourse communities of their choice, and I ask them to interview prominent members of the discourse community. In this case, the discourse community is that of basketball coaches. One of the features of a discourse community is that there is a set of common goals. I started off by asking Angel about the short and long term goals of the women’s basketball program.

Angel Elderkin and Bill Torgerson Appalachian State University

Coach Angel and I standing proud in front of the big “A” at the Holmes Center