Coale Wins United Nations Peace Award

Sherri Coale, a 1987 Oklahoma Christian graduate, recently won the United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award.

Coale, the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma (and the keynote speaker at the OC Associates Dinner April 7), was nominated in the coaching category after taking her team to Haiti to assist with aid following the devastating earthquake last year.

“Sherri Coale is uniquely gifted as a leader, teacher, and mentor,” OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said in an article in the Oklahoman written by OC alumnus Mike Baldwin (78). “Her coaching accomplishments highlighted by significant numbers of victories and championships are overwhelming, but no more so than the profound impact she has had on the lives of those she has coached.”

Spring 2011

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