SBOTD Presents: Jessie Coyle, Sports Babe of The Day Writer
SBOTD Presents: Jessie Coyle, Sports Babe of the Day Writer
Hey! I’m Jessica Coyle- living on the South Shore of Massachusetts, just out side of Boston aka TITLETOWN. Lover of all Boston sports- who couldn’t love the city of champs?? Naturally being the first born (and sadly not a boy) in a big time hockey family I was in skates playing on the boys’ hockey team coached by my Dad for several years. One proud moment was when a parent on the other team screamed “get HIM off the ice” referring to me.
Yes, soon there after I stopped living in my Tony Amonte jersey and backwards blackhawks hat and quit hockey (wish I never did, I would have been legit). I played every sport you can think about – soccer, swimming, basketball, volleyball and stuck with softball throughout college where I was a two year captain of my team.
Needless to say I can talk the talk and walk the walk.
I love working out, actually live to work out and eating clean. I hit the gym 5-6 days of the week lifting weights and training hard- as well as mixing in Hot Yoga and Tabata classes and running- which I am proud to say I have completed a half marathon. I am currently studying the Precision Nutrition course, upon completion I hope to work with clients and athletes coaching them on how to fuel their body the proper way. Future thoughts are to become a certified personal trainer to throw into my bag of tricks. Through BDB, I hope to open up a few doors for myself and see where it takes me and the possibilities down the road.
I love hockey and it’s amazing to be able to get involved in the sports world and share my passion which has been such a big part of my families’ life. It has brought us so much happiness and joy over the years, meeting people in the hockey community and having the privilege of going on many journeys watching my brother live out his dream and play in the big league.
Yes I can still skate with the best of them.
21 QUESTIONS WITH Jessica Coyle
(1.) In three words, how would your friends describe you?
I’d like to play this game more often, the had some kind words to say; motivated, strong and loyal
(2.) Who are your favorite athletes or sports teams to watch?
I’m going with my younger brother Charlie- The Minnesota Wild. However the Bruins were my favorite growing up
(3.) Peanut butter: crunchy or smooth?
I don’t discriminate against such greatness- Teddy unsalted all the way though
(4.) I love BDB but I pay my bills by:
Grinding it out the blue collar way Monday through Friday.
(5.) What’s in your DVD collection and/or what’s your favorite book?
Neither- you can usually find me at the gym in my down time
(6.) Growing up, did you have a role model or someone who inspired you to be who you are?
I’m the oldest in my family, so I learned from my mom and dad- they are my role models-they have always set a good example- I am beginning to catch myself repeating sayings they instilled in me like “the early bird catches the worm” and “say hi to someone new” are words to live by .
(7.) Who would you bring back from the dead and what would you say to them?
My mother’s father. He past away before I was born, it would be nice to get to know him.
(8.) What song do you sing at karaoke – or would you sing if you had to?
I’ve been known to spit a rhyme or two, my friends think I have lyrics.com in my back pocket- Sir Mix A lot’s baby got back is a given (cliché I know) but I’ve always wanted to do Queens Bohemian Rhapsody-I’m very good in the car .
(9.) If you won a million dollars in a lottery, what would you do with it?
I would 100% set my parents and family up for life- then I would travel everywhere, take a trillion pictures and buy some sweet properties- beach front, ski condo, loft in the city- you get the picture
(10.) If you could interview any athlete, who would it be and why?
Sidney Crosby, he seems humble, hard working and my age. I ran into him once- I only got a shaky “hi” out. I blame it on my brothers’ name just being called at the draft and being on an all time high, I didn’t know what was going on. My mother says I should have pinched his butt, I don’t think that would have gone over too well.
(11.) If you could be a fly on the wall in any sports team locker room, which one would it be and why?
Locker room talk = too dangerous.
(12.) Is there a motto, saying or core truth you try to live by?
Every day is gift, don’t waste it. Be grateful to have another day – wise words by my mother , Theresa
(13.) Are you single, dating, or locked down? What do you notice first about the opposite sex?
I am Single. Let’s go with eyes, smile and height
(14.) What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Sad fact, never actually been on a real “date”. But I would say something simple and not so staged. Easy and fun, save the heavy stuff for later.
(15.) What has been your proudest accomplishment to date and what are your goals for the future?
Being happy with where I’m at and enjoying life. Continuing to work to my potential and open up doors, you never know what can happen. Present goal is to finish studying the Precision Nutrition certification course and work with athletes and clients- guiding them on how to fuel their bodies and eat clean.
(16.) Name something you do when you’re alone that you wouldn’t do in front of others?
I pretend I’m on the catwalk and I work it.
(17.) What is a pet peeve of yours?
When you’re trying to tell someone a story and they are easily distracted and start talking to others.
(18.) If you had a round trip ticket to any destination in the world, where would you go and why?
I’d love to pull an “Eat, Pray, Love” and take time and just see the world, too many places to choose one.
(19.) Name five things you can’t live without?
The gym, hair mousse, my cookbook, toothbrush, the gym
(20.) What are your guilty pleasures?
Dark chocolate and of course ice cream
(21.) Name something you want to forget or embarrassing moment?
I once, very recently went to the emergency room twice in less the 24 hours to get stitches in each one of my hands- due to a food processor- stupidity at its finest. I am also a chronic fainter; I’ll leave it to your imagination