Coach Carron graduated Northlake Christian School from in Covington, LA. Following high school Colleen attended and graduated from Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education K-12.
Colleen played basketball and coached at the high school varsity level in Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas and Ontario Canada. She served as Head coach in three of those four places and served as the varsity volleyball coach at Providence for five years. Interestingly enough Colleen was a catcher for her high school team in their inaugural year of fast-pitch softball and ultimately returned to teach at Northlake and was the head softball coach there for two years.
When asked why do you want to coach at Providence Academy? Colleen responded, “I coach at PA because I love working at a school where we have faith at the top of our crest. I am more interested in being part of developing Christian young women than a sport specific athletes and I strongly believe sports is where you get to see a person’s true character. That is the part of the athletes I want to invest in. Wins and losses are part of the game, but it’s always more gratifying to see your students develop into contributing citizens of our faith. Of course you have to stick around a while to see the fruits.”
Colleen continues, “I credit my past coaches for preparing me to coach. It’s like paying forward the investment they put in my life. Getting a degree in education didn't hurt either. Finally, I coach because I believe the court, the field, whatever the sporting venue may be, is like life in the fishbowl. You are faced with wins and losses. You are faced with situations that are unfair or out of your control and you can’t avoid it. By facing these challenges through sports you are offered an opportunity, as a coach, to teach some real life lessons, some unforgettable character lessons that can make a difference in a person’s life. My "go to" lesson is “You can’t control others! You can only control how you react/respond to them!" I know I learn something about myself and the person I want to be every year I coach!”