Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On the Beat With Purdue Assistant Coach Tatum Edwards

Yesterday, I featured Kirsten Verdun and Danielle Zymkowitz. Today, I cross the diamond to feature their former Chicago bandits teammate, who is now an Assistant Coach for Purdue, their weekend opponent.
Tatum and her twin sister Taylor were stars at Nebraska, before joining the pro ranks. They helped the Bandits win titles in 2015 and 2016. Taylor has since moved on to the Scrapyard Dawgs, while Tatum turned to coaching.
Tatum was one of my favorite Bandits. She brought a unique energy on and off the field. She always had time for the fans and for an interview or chat with me.
Sometimes when you get to know these athletes, you see them as regular people and forget about how athletic they are. Then I'd see Tatum do a walking handstand for a good distance and I realize just how elite they are.
We had the honor of talking to Tatum prior to Sunday's game. We talked about coaching, recognizing pro potential, her younger sister and more. Tatum was always a fun interview.
I appreciate Tatum for her time and friendship always. I'll continue following her as her coaching career progresses.
I thank Purdue Assistant Athletics Communications Director Carl Danoff for facilitating this interview prior to the game. He went out of his way to get this done and I appreciate his efforts. I
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