Track coach Syreeta Miller is helping our girl’s track team race to victory.
Ever since joining the athletics staff at The Armory, she’s led the team to six finals and 12 semi-finals in the prestigious Colgate Women’s Games; take top honors at the Millrose Games; and bring home medals from the Amateur Athletic Union in Orlando. Many of the athletes she coached at HCZ are now competing at the collegiate level.
But for Syreeta, known affectionately as Coach B, the joy of coaching kids isn’t just about winning medals.
“I want my girls to feel how powerful they are — on and off the field,” she says. “I want them to see what they can become through the sport.”
Coaching to Empower
Coach B is among the many inspiring staff members at our multi-purpose, community wellness center, The Armory. A centerpiece of our Healthy Harlem initiative, The Armory offers high-quality fitness programming to children and families so they can empower their health and themselves.
Coach B is the embodiment of this mission.
“I use track as a tool to get so much more out of these women, both as athletes and as human beings,” she says. “They’re learning to advocate for themselves and to understand who they are on the inside.”