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TPH Denver Welcomes New Academic Success Coach

(Denver, CO – March 9, 2021) – TPH Denver is pleased to announce that Kristen Bowness will be joining its Center of Excellence as an Academic Success Coach. With more than 10 years of professional teaching experience and a background in sports program management, Kristen will be a valuable addition to the TPH Denver team. She will play a critical role in upholding the TPH standard of exceeding expectations in athletics, academics, and community enrichment.

Making a positive impact on the lives of student-athletes is something Kristen has been dedicated to throughout her professional career. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona she went on to complete a Master’s degree in Sport Management & Athletic Administration. From there she became a licensed teacher and spent 6 years teaching in the Arizona school system where she was honored as the Teacher of the Year.

“TPH has created such a cohesive environment for kids to develop as both students and athletes,” said Kristen. “I’m excited to immerse myself in the culture of the CoE, and I look forward to the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the students I work with.”

For the past six years, Kristen has been working as the Community Hockey Manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning. She was responsible for helping to grow the game in the local community on a number of different levels while she also stayed active as an educator.

“We’re excited to welcome Kristen into the TPH family,” said Executive Director of TPH Colorado, Jordan Pietrus. “Providing our students with support in the classroom is our number one priority. I am confident that Kristen is someone we can count on to help them grow as students, athletes, but most importantly as people.





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