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Karen Self

Seton Catholic Preparatory

Leadership in Girls'/Women's Athletics Award Recipient

Karen went to teach Economics & coach at Seton Catholic Preparatory in 1992, just one year out of her college basketball career at Arizona State University. During her time at Seton Catholic she has built a basketball program that has 9 State Championships. The Seton Catholic Sentinels won over 22 consecutive Regional/Sectional Championships. Through 25 seasons Karen's overall record is exceptional and the program she built is outstanding. 

Karen definitely is a great role model to the lady Sentinels in teaching the players to compete with class, integrity, sportsmanship & has taught the players to conquer their fears on & off the court. Karen knows that sports is such a valuable tool for student athletes. 

On top of Karen's passion to coach it has lead to many recognition's and over 12 awards. In 2008 Karen was awarded the Phoenix Suns Spirit of Cotton Award, which recognizes a high school basketball coach in AZ who consistently demonstrates the best qualities of a coach, educator, mentor and community leader. Other awards that Karen received as a coach were WBCA Finalist National Coach of the Year, AZ HS Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee, AZ Republic Southwest Valley & Economics Teacher of the Year. Karen is not motivated or driven by award and accolades... she is driven by an inner passion to make a difference in the lives of the students and athletes that she has the opportunity to teach and influence. 


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Events for the week of September 16, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

AIA Officials Recruiting Night Open House - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Speech & Debate Meeting - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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