The Road to Success
Interview with Interim Athletic Director Arlene Creek
By Clarese Alexander
The road to success is traveled by many, but accomplished by few. It has been inevitable curves by life, speed bumps called family, stop signs called friends, and roundabouts involving confusion. However, with set goals and determination, one can surpass these obstacles. Coach Arlene Creek, the new Interim Athletic Director at Bowie State University, plans to make this dream into a reality for the fall 2009 semester.
Coach Creek is no stranger to Bowie State University. She was formerly the senior woman administrator. This entailed working to make sure that operations ran smoothly under the assistant athletic director in all phases. As a 1970 graduate of Bowie State University, Coach Creek knows all about the life of a Bulldog saying, "It's my home."
Coach Creek shows true passion when it comes to sports. Once a very involved school athlete, she dabbled in many sports including field hockey, volleyball, basketball, as well as softball. She also has an impeccable coaching resume with experience in women's basketball for over 18 years, and girl's basketball one year. She completed her graduate work at Virginia Tech.
She expresses huge plans for the upcoming season. Stating that she wants to, "help all athletes be as successful as they can so we can begin to win some championships." Bowie State University athletes are steadily working hard to improve in all aspects of their respective games, which include grueling 5:30 a.m. workouts.
Terence Peete, the three year football captain for the Bulldogs, expresses the hard work involved in playing sports. "You spend three seasons to a day training for one sport, to reach one goal, to be called Number One."
"I just want to make sure they have a good athletic experience," Creek says. This looks to be a very promising year for all athletes. With the right leadership and determination, it is easy for one to excel up and beyond expectations. The limit to success is endless. If fate will allow it, Creek believes this can be one of the best seasons in the history of Bowie State athletics.