Patty Waidknecht

Patty Waidknecht 1Which team(s) do you coach?
Lamphere Varsity volleyball and Page Middle School Softball


How long have you been coaching?
18 years


What made you decide to become a coach?
I love sports and being a coach keeps me involved in sports and it also allows me to teach kids to be the best that they can be both on and off the court/field.




Patty Waidknecht 2What's your favorite thing about coaching?

When I get players to believe in themselves


What is the greatest lesson you have learned from coaching?
That sometimes your best players are not your best athletes














Patty Waidknecht 3What is one thing you would like your student athletes to remember in life?

Setting goals, dedication and self-discipline can get you far in life.


What do you love about Lamphere Schools?
Is everything an answer??? I am not only a teacher and a coach in the district but I am also a graduate of Lamphere schools. Lamphere is not only a great school district, it is also a wonderful community to be a part of.






Patty Waidknecht 4Tell us a bit about your family:

I have been married to my husband Ray for 26 years and we have two pretty amazing kids. My son Nick is 25 and works for the Federal Government and my daughter Emily is a Senior at Wayne State.