Former Colorado College volleyball player Tania Morosan ’06 is giving back to the nation’s injured servicemen as a second-year assistant volleyball coach with the U.S. Marines sitting team. They hope to defend their title at the 2012 Warrior Games, being held this week at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Morosan’s former mentor, CC head volleyball coach Rick Swan, assists the SOCOM (Special Forces) sitting team. Their two teams square off for the first time on Tuesday, May 1. CC assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach Chris Sullivan is working with the Army swim team as well this week.
The competition is for wounded, injured, and ill service members and veterans with disabilities that include amputations, spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries.
Athletes compete in archery, cycling, basketball, shooting, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Games’ opening ceremonies on Monday, April 30.