Sarah Robertson joined the Oakcrest community last year as Assistant Athletic Director and jumped right into the life of the school, making valuable contributions to the athletics program.
This fall, Ms. Robertson is also Oakcrest's head volleyball coach. In the past she has also enjoyed coaching Oakcrest's JV volleyball team and Middle School Green basketball team.
Sports have been an important part of Ms.Robertson's life since childhood. In elementary school, inspired by her sister, she started playing volleyball and continued through high school, competing on a club team. She earned many awards along the way, including being named FACA Volleyball Player of the Year for the State of Florida three years in a row in the district 5A; making All-Country first team all four years; and being named to the FACA All-Star Volleyball Team in 2015.
Her interests expanded beyond volleyball, as she was also an avid softball player. During her junior year of high school, she committed to playing for Liberty University's Division I softball team. While there, she earned All-Region, All-State, and All-Conference awards as well as being Top 10 in 11 different Program Records. Ms. Robertson is the only player in program history to have 40+ doubles and stolen bases, and she helped build Liberty's team RPI from 260th to 25th in the country. In the meantime, she also earned a Bachelor of Science in sport management and a master's degree in public administration from the university, graduating in 2019.
When Ms. Robertson first discovered Oakcrest's Athletics Department, she easily recognized it would be a great fit. "Playing competitive sports most of my life has had a profoundly positive impact in my life, and I want to be able to share that with others," she says. "I knew this position would enable me to do so, by sharing my passion, experience, and skills in coaching and mentoring. Seeing the Oakcrest mission and vision, I knew it could be a place where I could not only make an impact, but also grow and learn professionally, spiritually, and personally."
"What I like most about Oakcrest is how genuine the students are," she says. "Coaching them and getting to know them is a very special part of this job. They are interested and eager to learn what I am teaching, and I know they will gain valuable and important life lessons. I love being able to help build their character, intellect, and faith, so it's exciting to see them growing and learning each day."